Robert is Founder and Chairman of Global Trust Group, an association of Founders & Experts focused on economic, social and environmental impact. Driving this mission, he has founded & co-founded an array of strategic and financial enterprises including Global Trust Ventures, GTG AIB Alternative Investment Board, Global Key Advisors (FINRA licensed Investment Advisor), ABC Masterminds (AI-Blockchain-Security) with 30 years of experience in accounting, finance, investment banking, M&A, capital markets, private equity & venture strategy and management.
Robert has published in corporate governance with Dr. Stobaugh of the Harvard Business School and has an MBA from Harvard with joint coursework at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Kennedy School of Government and a BS from the Univ. of Alabama’s Culverhouse School of Accountancy, graduating with top honors in both business and arts & science, Phi Beta Kappa & Beta Gamma Sigma summa cum laude with a combined perfect 4.0 overall GPA. He served as a senior global analyst at SC Bernstein, I-banker for Credit Suisse First Boston's NYC M&A Group and in the international tax group of Price Waterhouse - Atlanta, and as one of 6 national post-graduate research fellows of the US Financial & Governmental Accounting Standards Board also working in the public and private sectors in service of the community as an international US Senate Scholar appointed by Senator Howell Heflin and Governor G.C. Wallace and honorary Lt Colonel of the Alabama State Militia with extraordinary service awards for the Veterans Administration.
Robert co-owns and has co-founded numerous businesses in regulated and diverse industries and is a co-founding investor & board member (B) to successful companies including Amazing Brands, Alfred Intelligent (B), TrendyButler (B), Desilux, Pex, RivetingEntertainment (B) Whereto, Neuroptics, RaiseTheMoney (B), Control Flo Systems (B), Databouy (B), etc. He is a CalSEED innovation program advisor & program judge supporting diverse energy entrepreneurs and investment in early-stage concepts ushering in a new era of sustainability. Some of his cleantech interests include Fueltrax, EV Structures and Alfred Intelligent.
Robert loves working with children and youth sports, kenpo karate (Parker-Speakman) & jiujitsu (Drysdale - Zenith) martial arts and enjoys rock climbing, adventure travel, photography and is a Kenpo Black 3rd degree Belt & 5.0 Fighter world cup MMA champion and PADI certified Master & Rescue Diver.