Mr. Sigler, the founder and CEO of the Global Trust Group (GTG) holding company including Global Key Advisors (Registered Investment Advisor), Global Trust Ventures and the Global Trust Group Alternative Investment Board, has over 25 years of experience in accounting, finance, investment banking, mergers, acquisitions, capital markets, private equity, entrepreneurship, and venture strategy and management. He owns and has co-founded numerous businesses in regulated and diverse industries and held a variety of domestic and international privileged licenses in gaming, government security and financial securities. Robert is founder of RS Development which successfully developed and branded the “Manhattanization” of Las Vegas condominium properties on Las Vegas Blvd; a seed investor and advisor to numerous successful companies including government security provider SureID, Nautical Control Solutions, Nanofiltration Technologies, Fragmob, Riveting Entertainment, DayDials, ToughPrints, Trendy Butler, Surkus, Tesloop, Aquadesign Innovations, Neuroptics and other companies. He is a graduate from the Harvard School of business with collateral studies at the Kennedy School of Government and Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was a 4.0 Phi Beta Kappa and Beta Gamma Sigma scholar at the University of Alabama’s Manderson school of Business and Culverhouse School of Accountancy. Robert was appointed as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Alabama State Militia by Governor Wallace and a U.S. Senate Scholar by Senior Senate Majority Leader Heflin.
Prior to the development of his GTG portfolio of private companies, Robert served as a senior international equities analyst at S.C. Bernstein ($70BN) in New York City where he built an equity research platform for the global automotive industry and served as the lead international automotive equity research analyst covering Europe, Asia, and South America. His work included extensive research, analysis, and published reporting on the global markets, including determinants of market share, economic trends affecting supply and demand, serially correlative variables in earnings revisions, and strategic drivers and trends in mergers and acquisitions. Robert developed the first comprehensive “Zero Sum” global supply and demand model for the industry, which served as the basis for his ground-up multivariate earnings models. Robert successfully predicted and reported on trends in the global automotive sector, including preparing earnings estimates and investment recommendations for Renault, Peugeot, Volkswagen, Fiat, Toyota, Nissan, Honda, and other global companies. He also served as an investment-banking analyst for Credit Suisse First Boston where he focused on a wide range of domestic and international transactions as a member of the New York office M&A Generalist Group. His work included mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and strategic proposals in health care, pharmaceuticals, technology, oil and gas, waste management, technology, and construction with assignments in Asia, South America, and Europe. Robert served as a member of the international tax group of Price Waterhouse and was selected nationally to serve as a post-graduate research fellow of the Financial and Governmental Accounting Standards Board in Connecticut. He has co-published in the area of corporate governance with industry expert Robert Stobaugh, faculty member of the Harvard Graduate School of Business.
Robert loves working with children and coaching youth sports, and enjoys rock climbing, adventure travel and photography. He is a kenpo karate (Parker-Speakman) Black Belt and 5.0 Fighter world cup MMA champion, member of the Drysdale-Zenith jiu jitsu team, and PADI certified Master & Rescue Diver.