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Robert

Sector: Aerospace

Function: Business Process Reengineering

"Robert is a disciplined coach who knows how to set goals, and focus on outcomes. He doesn't spend time chasing rabbits, and he makes sure that his coachees achieve the results they need. He knows how ... More"

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Robert

Sector: Aerospace, Aerospace

Function: Business Process Reengineering, Business Process Reengineering

"Robert is a disciplined coach who knows how to set goals, and focus on outcomes. He doesn't spend time chasing rabbits, and he makes sure that his coachees achieve the results they need. He knows how ... More"

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Languages:

English

Sector:

Aerospace

Functional:

Business Process Reengineering, Creativity

Companies:

Engineered Multimedia Inc., M1 Capital Group, EASDAQ, International Learning Enterprises

Hobbies:

Drawing / Sketching, Kickboxing, Music, Reading, Scuba Diving, Snow Skiing, Music: Rock'n Roll, History, Dogs

Situational Experience:

Equity Financing

Coaching Expertise:

Adapt to a new role, Develop exceptional presentation skills, Executive presence/credibility, Delegating/motivating, Driving organizational change, Driving negotiations

Introduction

“Fortune favors the brave.”

“A man’s life is what his thoughts make of it.”

I am inspired by these mottos because I believe that tenacity, guts and brainwork bring worthwhile achievement.

After completing my first master's degree, I turned down Boeing to launch an EdTech company producing interactive multimedia courses for engineering students, which ultimately got my name on planet Mars (no kidding—ask me about it!). That company was sold, though it was far from a home run.

I headed to China after completing my MBA in search of investment opportunities and a new challenge. The experience has helped me to better understand the world’s second-biggest economy and oldest living culture. I subsequently learned to speak the language and established a base of relationships—what the Chinese call 关系, or ‘guan xi’—which have been tremendously helpful both personally and professionally.

Interestingly, I noticed while I was struggling to master their language, so were they eagerly studying English. But they are challenged by the fact that there are but a handful of native-English speaking teachers in China serving more than 300 million students. The serial entrepreneur I will always be, I was inspired to integrate technology with learning, which was how ILE was founded. At ILE we do not only teach English, but also how to use English in global business situations, especially for white-collared Chinese professionals. Our programs are customized, and taught live online.

Experience has been a great teacher, and probably has more in store for me. While I’m confident of my ability to solve problems with cutting-edge technology, it is my persistence, ability to get results and my honesty that keep me ahead in the game. As Winston Churchill said, “Never, never, never give up!”

Seriousness aside, I love making new acquaintances. So please do not hesitate to reach out if you would like to talk about EdTech, life in China, or World War II history. Drop me a message on LinkedIn!

  • Working History

  • CEO, Co-Founder

    International Learning Enterprises (ILE) / Shanghai, China

  • Governor, Board of Governors

    American Chamber of Commerce / Shanghai, China

  • Managing Director

    M1 Capital Group / Shanghai, China

  • Director of Business Development

    EASDAQ / Brussels, Belgium

  • CEO, Co-Founder

    Engineered Multimedia / Atlanta, USA

  • Consultant

    NASA

  • Education History

  • MIT

    MBA, Finance, Entrepreneurship

  • Georgia Institute of Technology

    MS, Aerospace Engineering

  • Boston College

    BS, Physics

Robert is a disciplined coach who knows how to set goals, and focus on outcomes. He doesn't spend time chasing rabbits, and he makes sure that his coachees achieve the results they need. He knows how to balance perspectives with objectives while still taking some risk to move forward. Finally, Robert is dedicated to staying on track and switching when the time is right.
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Rob is a brilliant entrepreneur who demonstrates creativity, superb communication skills, solid technology insight and excellent business intuition. He is able to see both the big picture and what has to happen at the detail level to make things work. Rob's open approach and positive attitude to solving business issues inspires confidence and respect; working with him was a sheer pleasure!
Business Growth Leader

Rob is an amazingly successful entrepreneur. At least in Atlanta he is well-known and respected for driving innovation, treating extremely employees well and knowing how to make a nice profit for his investors! Rob is now kicking off a new venture in China - congratulations Rob! Excited to see what you will do next! Let me know if I can help!
Managing Partner, Thought Capital