Senior finance executive with over 15 years of experience creating, analyzing and leveraging data to inform business decisions. Have built business units, led multi-level teams, and managed hundreds of millions of dollars for multiple MNCs. Rob first met co-founders Masafumi Asakura and Yasuhide Yokoi through Berkeley SkyDeck, the prestigious university accelerator the founders were accepted into in 2022, and at which Rob is an advisor and member of the selection committee.

Prior to his involvement with Berkeley SkyDeck, Rob led trading and analytics for Bay Area-based Kingsford Capital and spearheaded creation of multiple new revenue-generating business models for international hospitality chain Dusit Thani. He began his career at Adobe, building up to a regional operations role that saw him at various times oversee responsibility for San Francisco, the east coast of the US, LATAM, and the entirety of the Japan and Asia-Pacific region. Rob has lived overseas for nearly eight years, including three in Tokyo, Japan. He received his MBA from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, specializing in finance and general management.
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