In Memoriam Robert "Bob" D. Berger

May 29, 2024

Rick Michaels and CEA Group announce with deep sadness the passing of our esteemed friend and colleague, Bob Berger.  

Bob joined CEA in 1993 and for more than 25 years served North American Independent and Multi-System Cable Television Providers, Private Cable, Wireless and Mobile Communication companies.

As a Vice President for many years in Denver, Colorado he was the cornerstone of CEA’s investment banking division expanding CEA’s presence in the region.

Bob subsequently relocated to the Tampa, Florida area where he continued his highly successful career as a Senior Vice President in the investment banking division. Bob provided corporate advisory services and investment banking/brokerage services including mergers & acquisitions; private placements and advisory assignments such as valuation and fairness opinions.  In 2012, Bob and his family relocated to New Orleans, where he continued working as diligently as he had always been recognized.

Bob was highly regarded for his knowledge in working with clients across many industries: Business Services, Entertainment, Government Services, Manufacturing, Technology and Telecommunications.  He was a longtime member of the Cable Television Pioneers.

Prior to joining CEA, Bob had served seven years as Senior Vice President at Cable Investments, Inc., a telecommunications brokerage and investment bank in Denver. He also spent 17years in management at the Xerox Corporation.

He appeared on numerous industry panels focused on valuations, financing and cable system sales and was quoted in trade and business publications as a recognized expert in these areas.

Bob also served on the Board of the Independent Cable and Telecommunications Association and the Editorial Advisory Board of Private Cable & Wireless Magazine.

He attended the University of Baltimore for Post-graduate study, earned his BA with Honors at the University of Maryland.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, daughter and granddaughter.

In memory and honor of our dear friend and colleague, Bob Berger, CEA has partnered with the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) to create a Memorial Fund to commemorate his life and legacy.We thank you for joining us in this tribute. Please click below to donate directly to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. Click Here To Donate To The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) On His Behalf


J. Patrick Michaels, Jr.

Chairman & CEO

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