Rob Hale joined the Connecticut College Board of Trustees in July 2015.
Rob Hale is a Co-founder and President of Granite Telecommunications, LLC, a communications company headquartered just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 2002, Granite now has over 1.5 million business telephone lines under management, annual revenues exceeding $1.2 billion and employs over 1700 teammates. The company provides voice and data communications products and services over two-thirds of Fortune 100, including 18 of the top 20 retailers in the United States. Granite has been recognized repeatedly as one of the most philanthropic companies in Massachusetts.
Rob has been recognized as a leading entrepreneur by several organizations and publications. He has been repeatedly recognized by Boston Business Journal–Power 50, which salutes the 50 most powerful people in Boston. For his long-time commitment to the lifesaving mission of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund, Mr. Hale was awarded the Boston Red Sox Jimmy Fund Award. He has also received the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and has been saluted multiple times as one of the 25 most influential people in American telecom.
Rob also owns FoxRock Properties, a Boston-based real estate firm with over 2 million square feet of commercial space. He also founded Copley Equity Partners, a private equity firm that invests in small and middle-market businesses with significant growth prospects. Mr. Hale is an owner and Director of the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association and is the owner of the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse.
Rob has held or holds leadership roles at Boston Children’s Hospital, The Massachusetts Soldier’s Legacy Fund, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Deerfield Academy, Connecticut College and Brigham & Women’s Hospital, where he currently co-chairs the $1.5B Life.Giving.Breakthroughs. Campaign. Lastly, Rob and his wife Karen were honorees for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inaugural Carolyn Lynch Humanitarian Award last month.
Mr. Hale lives in the Boston area with his wife and three children.