Robert Beamer
Lecturer in Music Industry (Finance and Accounting) , Music Industry

Robert Beamer is thrilled to join the Herb Alpert School of Music as a lecturer. A seasoned academician and financial professional holding Series 7 and 66 licenses, Beamer is currently affiliated with Thrivent Financial, a Fortune 500 diversified financial services organization. With nearly two decades of professional experience spanning startups, higher education, and finance, Beamer has served in various charges. He has been actively engaged in various roles at UCLA Anderson, serving as a TA of 5 courses from 2016-2018, a Senior Fellow since 2018 and as a Finance Assistant since 2020. Additionally, Beamer served as an NCAA coach at UCLA from 2015 to 2022 for the Cross Country and Track and Field Programs. Beyond Westwood, for the past several years, Beamer directed both Corporate Executive Education and the Executive MBA Programs at Loyola Marymount University, also teaching classes in Leadership and Innovation as EMBA program faculty. In addition to his contributions to UCLA and LMU, Beamer served as faculty for numerous years at the California Community College System. He has held various administrative positions at esteemed institutions such as the University of Notre Dame, UC Santa Barbara, and the University of San Diego Law School. Prior to working in higher education, Beamer worked in several secondary education settings as a high school teacher, administrator and coach.

Beamer’s involvement in the entrepreneurial landscape is noteworthy. In 2009, he achieved recognition as the runner-up in the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business Plan Competition, collaborating with industry experts Geoffrey Siwo and Leila Janah to conceptualize an interface aimed at enhancing SMS engagement on a global scale, while eliminating the need for complex syntax among users. In 2012, Beamer helped start the Women’s Athletic Performance Foundation, later rebranded as the Santa Barbara Track Club, a venture that successfully propelled athletes to qualify for both the Rio De Janeiro and Tokyo Olympic Games. In 2014, Beamer was on the founding board of St. Therese Classical Academy, an institution dedicated to serving economically disadvantaged students in the Goleta area, where he subsequently assumed the role of Director of Marketing.

Beyond business and academe, Beamer strives to live according to the Renaissance Ideal of broad learning and full engagement in life. He is an active member of SAG-AFTRA and has years experience working on scores of production sets both as a stand-in and as an actor. Beamer plays the guitar and piano, speaks several languages, and has achieved a distinguished rank in Tenshi Goju Ryu. His dossier includes Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of San Diego, a Masters degree from the University of Notre Dame, and an MBA from UCLA Anderson. Beamer is currently pursuing a CFA charter and is set to commence his study for a JD in 2024. He is the proud husband of Amy (MS, UCLA ’15) the father of Danny (2) and Andy (1) and resides in Ventura County.

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Adam Moseley
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