Rob is a proven strategic and operating executive spanning the software and Internet industries. In 2017 he joined GE Ventures as an Entrepreneur-In-Residence, supporting the firm's portfolio companies and sourcing new deals in enterprise software and supply chain.
Before GE Ventures, Rob was Senior Vice President – Corporate Development at Avention, responsible for strategic partnerships, M&A, and strategy. Before that he was SVP of Strategy, Product, Network and Corporate Development at LifeCare, the global leader in personal productivity solutions.
Earlier, Rob was VP and General Manager for Bullhorn, a leading SaaS company, where he was responsible for leading the development and launch of new businesses, as well as corporate strategy, creating competitive advantage for Bullhorn’s worldwide network of customers. An expert in driving growth and creating new strategic opportunities, Rob consulted to a number of firms in the Internet industry prior to joining Bullhorn, and was VP of Business Development for Monster Worldwide, where he led all acquisition and alliance activity in North America.
Rob was previously Managing Director of Angle Technology Ventures, where he focused on corporate and university spin-outs. He served as Director Global Alliances for Manugistics, a leading provider of supply chain chain solutions, where directed relationships with integrators and software partners, and also led the firm's wireless and RFID strategy.
Rob was a Principal at Austin Ventures where he served his fellowship, investing in high-growth software and Internet companies, and prior to that was an Associate at Robertson, Stephens & Company.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Rob received his MBA degree from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, with majors in marketing and entrepreneurship, and was named Top Student in the Entrepreneurship Department. He received his Bachelor's degree in history from Dartmouth College.
Rob was a member of Kauffman Fellows Class 4 and served his fellowship at Austin Ventures under mentor Joe Aragona.