Robert E. Spencer

Biography

Mr. Spencer is an Attorney and Certified Public Accountant. He was admitted to the US Tax Court in 1982.

Mr. Spencer began his career as a tax consultant with Ernst and Young where he represented public and private companies, partnerships, professional sports clubs, exempt organizations and individuals in all aspects of tax compliance and planning.

Mr. Spencer was a founder, treasurer, chief financial officer, and Director of AdvantageHealth Corporation a NASDAQ listed 6,500 employee health care company that was the largest provider of medical rehabilitation services in New England. Mr. Spencer engineered AdvantageHealth’s leveraged buyout, initial public offering and eventual sale by merger.

Since 1998 he has provided consulting services to various small businesses. Mr. Spencer currently serves on the Board of Directors of Sullivan Investment Company, the parent company of Sullivan Tire. He formerly served as the Chair of the Old Colony YMCA and currently serves on the audit, investment, and finance committees.

Research Interests

  • Growth and exit strategies for small business.

Education

  • JD, Suffolk University Law School, 1980
  • MST, Bentley College, 1985
  • BS, Bentley College, 1977 (with highest honors)

Courses Taught

  • Corporate Finance
  • First Year Business Experience