Phi Kappa Theta Foundation Board Welcomes Robert S. Basso


INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA | Feb 27, 2019 – The Phi Kappa Theta Foundation is pleased to welcome Brother Robert S. Basso (Seton Hall University, ‘67) as a trustee!

Brother Robert S. Basso earned a B.S. degree from Seton Hall University and an M.B.A. from Pace University. He continues to serve his alma mater as a member of its Board of Regents; additionally, he serves or has served on a number of both public and private entities, academic institutions and charitable organizations as a director, regent and/or trustee. He has also served his country and is a Vietnam veteran.

Bob is a retired executive in the financial services industry having held senior management positions in UBS, Paine Webber, Merrill Lynch and Fidelity in an over forty year career. He began his Wall Street career with Loeb, Rhoades & Company. Upon his retirement, he founded BEST Partners LLC, a still active consulting firm.

Brother Basso also served the industry as a Trustee of the Securities Industry Association’s (SIA now SIFMA) Foundation for Investor Education, as well as, Chairman of its Western District and member of its national board; as Vice Chairman of the NASD (now FINRA) District I Conduct Committee and Chairman of its Nominating Committee.

Bob resides in San Rafael, CA with his wife, Mary. They have two grown sons.

It is the mission of the Phi Kappa Theta National Foundation to enhance the quality of the educational, spiritual and fraternal programs of the National Fraternity and its local chapters, by providing funding for those programs, and offering guidance as to their implementation. Click Here for more information on The Phi Kappa Theta Foundation and its vision.


Phi Kappa Theta is a national fraternity that fosters five areas of development within its membership: leadership, fraternal, intellectual, social, and spiritual. Currently, the Fraternity has 37 active chapters. The mission of Phi Kappa Theta is to actively develop men to be effective leaders who passionately serve society, Fraternity and God.