Robby Scharf is an associate at Kidder Mathews and an active member of a net lease investment team under the leadership of Joshua Berger, a nationally recognized top producing broker in the retail industry. Robby focuses on generating opportunities for investors and executing investment assignments for Kidder clients.
Prior to joining Kidder Mathews, Robby was heavily involved in the business of music. As an artist and artist manager, Robby worked with Patrick Rains & Associates, helping manage the careers of Al Jarreau, David Sanborn, Joe Sample, Aimee Mann, Marcus Miller, The Crusaders, Wendy & Lisa, and others. As President of Music at Hemdale Communications, Inc., Robby produced and directed foreign animation for the American market.
In 2002, Robby joined the Pro Audio Buying Group at Guitar Center Management, working with 200 vendors and managing over 3,000 skus. He helped grow the business from 80 to 295 stores, 130 Music & Arts stores, and Guitar Center’s e-commerce business with MusiciansFriend.com. In 2007, Robby was hired by Sennheiser to be key account manager in charge of the Guitar Center Enterprise account, where he achieved multiple years of Sennheiser’s President’s Club status with 100+% of his goal. Robby attributes much of his success to visiting the stores and meeting & training the sales people to become more successful, while gaining the trust of their customers. Robby’s personable and hands-on nature continues to allow him to deliver the best possible results to his clients.
Robby has played bass for many notable artists including Jim Messina, Jan & Dean, The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, Mark Lindsay, Lesley Gore, Harry Shearer, Little Anthony & The Imperials, Freddie “Boom Boom” Cannon, Bobby Rydell, Tommy Sands, Eddie Holman, The Cowsills, and The Wild Honey Orchestra.
Robby attended Foothill College and Berklee College of Music. His hobbies include playing tennis, collecting bass guitars, and cooking. Robby has been a coach with Special Olympics for over 36 years and is always looking to make a difference in people’s lives.