Robert is a seasoned entrepreneur having successfully launched and built three Internet/digital media companies. He has a proven track record of developing strong management teams, implementing corporate, financial and operating policies, and establishing key industry partnerships that helped build companies to highly profitable leadership positions. Robert is a considered a leading expert in the virtual event industry and has been interviewed and quoted by media outlets such as ABC World News Tonight, New York Times, BusinessWeek, CBS, Fox, NBC, USA Today and the Washington Post.
Prior to PlatformQ, Robert co-founded iCongo, Inc., which merged with Hybris and was then acquired by SAP after becoming the largest privately held e-commerce solutions provider. Robert was responsible for sales, marketing, and business development. He established and managed relationships with many of the company’s key customers and partners, including the PGA of America, The National Hockey League, AOL Time Warner and IMG (International Management Group).
Robert was an early advisor and served on the Board of Navic Networks, a leading addressable advertising and interactive technology provider to the cable and direct broadcast satellite television industry before it was acquired by Microsoft.
Previously, Robert was Director of Corporate Finance for Primedia, Inc., the business to business media and publishing company backed by Kohlberg Kravis and Roberts (KKR). During his tenure with the company, Robert helped Primedia raise over $1 billion and was actively involved in the company’s Internet business strategy and acquisition program.
Robert is a graduate of McGill University and received his MBA from Columbia Business School.