Empires of the future are empires of the mind.
Passion is critical to success and therefore my first priority in everything I do is to create enduring passion. I do this with enthusiasm, drive but most of all solid, experienced LEADERSHIP. Passionate people constantly seek new challenges and opportunities to drive their performance to new levels. For passionate people, achieving their full potential has little meaning. They see that their potential is constantly being expanded by new possibilities.
All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes to make it possible! T.E. Lawrence
Passion is about Pursuit. It is not passive. People with passion are driven to pursue and create. They may read books and observe others, but they are not content being bystanders. They feel an overwhelming urge to engage, to experience for themselves and to test their own capabilities. Passion compels us to act.
Passion leads us to seek out and connect with others sharing our passion. We intuitively understand that the best way for us to advance is to connect with and learn from others. I strive to “always connect the dots” in everything I do.
R ob is an online pioneer, experienced entrepreneur & proven product leader that has successfully developed and launched over 50-market leading products. He built 3 venture backed start-ups with successful exits. Rob sold his first Company in 1995, pre-Yahoo to Intuit and sold his second company to Lycos, where he became VP & GM of the number 2 Internet portal at that time. His third company is currently a market leader within its space, achieving exceptional year over year growth for the last 12 years.
Rob is a metrics driven senior exec with successful 20-year track record of exceptional product vision. He is extremely creative, passionate manager that is experienced building and inspiring teams of product rockstars, delivering top products. Seasoned in bringing products to market for rapid adoption with demonstrated success establishing strategy and vision, Rob has exceptional strength in consumer online services, mobile app dev and advertising. He is considered an expert in user acquisition with deep understanding of every aspect of product management, UI design, E-commerce, paid search, SEO, affiliates marketing, mobile app development and social media.
Experience and Achievement Highlights
- Developed and launched Bobsled for T-Mobile, a Top 10 mobile comm app.
- VP and GM directly reporting to CEO at top 3 public Internet company, managing all of the core dotcom services. 5 product marketing/management groups, engineering, operations, and online media, containing over 25 products and 350 employees.
- CEO of 4 and Senior Exec at 3 venture backed start-ups. Seasoned seed, series A-D executive.
- Raised over $50 million in venture capital, 3 sell side & 5 buy side transactions.
- Pioneer and product visionary, has been in the online market since 1993, bringing 50+ products to market. From the Internets first financial service, online clubs, and Mp3 search engine, to virtual goods and iPhone development platforms.
- Demonstrated and proven ability to manage and market technology products though their entire life cycle.
Consumer Internet, Mobile, Enterprise SaaS, Telematics, M2M, Advertising & Media.
- CityVoter – Executive Chairman
- Marlin Mobile – Board Advisor
- OptioLabs – Advisor
- Drync – Advisor
- TruModo – Board Director