Prior to joining M.M. Dillon & Co. in 2009, which was also previously known as CRT Investment Banking, Bob served as a Managing Director at CRT Capital Group. Prior to this, Bob served as a Managing Director and senior member of the Mergers & Acquisitions Department at UBS Warburg. Prior to this, he was the senior member of the M&A Group at PaineWebber, which he joined in 1976. His background includes experience in all areas of corporate finance with concentrations in mergers & acquisitions in both the domestic and international markets. Representations include numerous exclusive sales, acquisitions, tender offers, corporate divestitures, valuations, defense and proxy contests and acquisition advisory work ranging in size from $20 million to $4 billion. Bob served in numerous management positions at PaineWebber, including Director of Mergers and Acquisitions from 1988 to 1994 and Chairman of the Fairness Opinion Committee, and had been a member of PaineWebber's Management Council and Board of Directors. Mr. Hastings holds an M.B.A. degree from Northwestern University Graduate School of Management and a B.A. degree in economics from Holy Cross College.