Rob Smith


Rob Smith is a Principal and co-founder of CPC. In 2001, he moved to Kansas City and co-founded C3 Capital, which has invested over $600 million in 86 portfolio companies. Rob has helped grow more than 20 of these business as an active board member. Prior to this, he spent 14 years with Koch Industries in a variety of roles, including engineering, chemicals, corporate mergers and acquisitions, and commodity trading. Ultimately, Rob led Koch’s North American crude oil gathering and trading and became President of Koch’s Producer Services. He brings a unique perspective on integrating Koch’s Market Based Management methodologies into CPC’s investments.

Rob grew up in Wichita and graduated from KU with a degree in Engineering and received a MBA from the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business.

Rob is the married father of six children and a long-time board member of the Kansas Policy Institute.