Rob O’Brien has over 30 years of experience in senior-level financial management positions providing finance and accounting services to companies in various stages of transition. Rob has helped numerous clients across a range of industries implement financial planning and reporting systems, execute restructuring and cost control programs, lead change management processes and M&A activities, successfully helping companies improve operations, grow revenue and increase efficiency. Before joining Paladin, Rob worked for Steel Partners LLC, where he provided management services to portfolio companies and served as VP Finance or Corporate Controller at a number of high tech companies in Oregon and Silicon Valley. Rob began his career at Arthur Andersen.

Rob earned his BBA in finance and accounting from the University of Oregon and is a Certified Public Accountant.

B.S. University of Oregon

Certified Public Accountant


  • Architecture

  • Banking & FinTech

  • Construction

  • Consumer Products

  • Engineering Design

  • Holding Companies

  • International Parent and Affiliate Sales Offices

  • Manufacturing

  • Paper and Wood Products

  • Semiconductor

  • Test & Measurement