Robert C. “Skip” Maples

Principal, Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager

“Successful investing need not be complicated and anxiety provoking. It just takes clear thinking, perspective and an ability to focus on the long term big picture.”

  • MBA, Harvard University Business School
  • BA, Dartmouth College

Skip Maples has extensive experience in investments, having spent nearly thirty years in equity analysis, portfolio management and client relations.  He has worked on the “buy side” as well as the “sell side”, with stocks of varying size in both growth and value styles.

In 1994 Skip moved to California and began his first tour of duty with BTR, where he established his now long-standing relationships with Lew Katcher, John Stratton, Anna Formicola and Stephen Yeatman.  From there he became a co-portfolio manager on a large cap growth wrap product at Berkeley Capital Management.  In 2001, Skip joined Wells Fargo’s Private Bank in their San Francisco headquarters office.  At Wells, Skip led a team of portfolio managers in the San Francisco office, as well as headed up a nationwide equity research team.  Skip is pleased to have rejoined his old colleagues at BTR, where he is able to leverage both his analytical abilities and client relationship skills in a more entrepreneurial setting.

In his free time, Skip likes to think of himself as a gourmet chef, does volunteer work through the Harvard Business School Association of Northern California’s Community Partners program, loves to travel, and tries to play classical piano.