Robert Konrad is the Chairman of Alterna Financial, a Florida-based private investment management firm that is the sole or majority owner of several financial services businesses, including Socius Family Office, Alterna Equity Partners, and Alterna Tax Asset Group. Alterna, which was founded in 2006 by Konrad, invests in operating businesses that oversee more than $1 billion in assets across funds, portfolio companies and co-investments.
Konrad, a Syracuse University graduate, played for the Orange football team from 1995-98, serving as captain for three Big East champion teams.
He began his career in the financial services industry during his career in the NFL. He served as a long-time team representative for the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) for the Miami Dolphins. He also served as a gubernatorial appointee to the Florida State Board of Administration’s Investment Advisory Council. The Florida Retirement System (FRS) Pension Plan is the fourth-largest public retirement plan in the U.S. and comprises roughly three-quarters of total assets under SBA management. The Investment Council provides independent oversight of SBA’s funds and major investments responsibilities, ranging from the Florida Retirement System programs to the Florida Growth Fund. Konrad served as chairman of the IAC in 2011.
Konrad serves on the board for the Miami Dolphins Foundation, and is a member of the Palm Beach Chapter of the Young Professionals Organization. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in 1999, where he played until 2004.