Robert Sullivan was born and grew up in Woburn, Mass. He graduated from Woburn High School in 1978 and Merrimack College in 1981 with a B.S./B.A. degree. He started work with PwC in Boston in 1981 and relocated to New York in 1990. He retired in 2017. He is a certified public accountant. Bob and his wife Marylou live in Darien. They have four children, two living in the local area, one in Boston and one in San Francisco. They have two grandsons. Bob belongs to the West Dennis (Mass.) Yacht Club and the Cummaquid (Mass.) Golf Club. His interests include golf and tennis.