Chief Corporate Affairs Officer
Rob Pinkerton was appointed chief corporate affairs officer in 2022 to lead Morningstar’s integrated global corporate communications, public affairs, and stakeholder engagement.
He previously served as the firm’s chief marketing officer from 2015 to 2021. Pinkerton is an expert in consumer, business, and technology marketing and was previously chief marketing officer for HelloWallet, a leading provider of online financial wellness that Morningstar acquired in 2014.
Pinkerton served in executive marketing and product roles for Adobe Systems, LexisNexis, and Siebel Systems (which was acquired by Oracle). Pinkerton has spent 25 years experience in regulated industry and public policy including as legislative counsel with responsibility for technology and financial policy issues in the U.S. Senate during the 104th and 105th Congress.
Pinkerton holds a bachelor’s degree in economics, political science, and history from the University of Richmond, a juris doctor degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law, and a master’s degree in business administration with concentrations in information technology management, marketing, and strategy from Carnegie Mellon University.