ROBERT L. COHEN
Chairman & CEO | Director
As Chairman and CEO of the IMA Financial Group, Inc., an integrated financial services company, Robert Cohen is responsible for the company’s core strategic plan, including organic growth, M&A and building an industry-leading employee culture. Since assuming the role of CEO of IMA in 2000 Rob has led the enterprise to over 700% revenue growth while building a client focused culture rooted in employee ownership. His vision for IMA is to remain big enough to provide all the resources necessary for any client, but small enough to always focus on each client and service their individual needs.
IMA’s commitment to the community began when the company was incorporated and simultaneously created the IMA Foundation. Rob has built upon this commitment by defining IMA’s mission statement as: Protecting Assets, Making a Difference.
Rob strongly believes in personally giving back to the community and has served on more than 20 non-profit boards throughout his career in a variety of leadership capacities. Currently Rob serves on Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation (Co-Founder & Past Chair), Colorado Succeeds, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce (Past Chair), Denver Sports (Founder & Past Chair), Downtown Denver Partnership (Past Chair), Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. (Past Chair), United States Olympic Museum, United States Olympic & Paralympic Foundation and Visit Denver (Past Chair).
A native of Kansas, Rob received his bachelor’s degrees in both Risk Management and Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. He went on to earn his Charter Property Casualty Underwriters designation (CPCU). His local and national professional memberships include Colorado Concern, Colorado Forum, Assurex Global, Intersure (Past Chair), World Presidents’ Organization, Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (Past Chair), and World Broker Network.
His many recognitions include the National Philanthropy Day in Colorado “Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser” award (2002), the Partners in Philanthropy “Corporate Citizen of the Year” award (2011), the Urban Legend Award (2018), the Most Admired CEO Award (2019), Metropolitan State University of Denver’s “Marathon Award” (2022), the Denver Business Journal’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Award (2022), Visit Denver’s Hall of Fame Inductee (2023), and Insurance Business America’s Hall of Fame Honoree (2023).
He and his wife Molly reside in Denver and have three sons and one daughter.