Bob spent over a decade investing venture capital and growing early stage companies. His primary focus was on working with leadership teams to maximize growth and profit opportunity while also playing a key role in longer term planning. His experiences working with portfolio companies in diverse industries ranging from IT to renewable energy to consumer goods and more honed his ability to identify and focus on the critical path.
Previously, Bob spent several years building communications satellites at Orbital ATK with responsibility for the design, manufacture and delivery of power and other bus systems. For a time, one of ‘his’ satellites was broadcasting HBO and other channels to the eastern continental US. You’re welcome!
Bob cut his teeth in the ‘real world’ as an officer in the Marine Corps, predominantly with 3/7, an infantry battalion. His experience leading Marines translated directly into his first civilian job as a process improvement engineer on the factory floor where he was able to make surprisingly significant contributions to the bottom line through a combination of common sense, no-brainer changes and rigorous process analysis.
Bob grew up in Westfield, NJ, where he was active in sports and hiking. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in Aerospace Engineering and furthered his education with an MBA from Virginia Tech. He has 3 adult children.
In his free time, Bob enjoys hiking, skiing, water sports and traveling. He rarely finds a destination he can’t locate a mountain to climb or a worthy walkabout. He has climbed mountains in several countries and states and plans to do more.
B.S., U.S. Naval Academy
MBA, Virginia Tech
Westfield, New Jersey
Has climbed HuanShan near Xi’an China- one of the most dangerous “hikes” in the world