For over 25 years as an executive, entrepreneur, investor, board member and consultant, Robert has served numerous organizations in a leadership capacity, always seeking better ways to do things. In the mid-1990s, he was a consultant at McKinsey & Company (where, among other things, he helped develop the innovative concept, principles and action steps of “CRM” — a business practice new to the world, and a name Robert coined), and was president of TapeLicator, Inc. (maker of a patented one-handed tape applicator). In 1999, Robert pioneered the online HR services industry by founding iWorkwell, Inc. — the quality leader in HR information, guidance & tools — which he led as President for 17 years. He is now a professional angel investor and advisor, and currently serves on Keiretsu Capital’s 5-person Investment Screening Committee for Co-Investment Fund IV and in its “Senior Advisor Network.”
A graduate of Harvard University, where he received the Harvard College Scholarship “in recognition of academic achievement of high distinction,” Robert earned his Ph.D. at Balliol College, Oxford University. During his doctoral research and consulting work at McKinsey, he conducted detailed studies of companies in different industries: media, consumer products, financial services, insurance, energy and health care.