CEO and Founder
Robert is Founder, CEO, & investing principal of Global Trust Group & Ventures, Global Key Advisors (FINRA licensed Investment Advisor) and co-founder of ABC Masterminds (Artificial Intelligence-Blockchain-Crypto) with 30 years of experience in accounting, finance, investment banking, mergers, acquisitions, capital markets, private equity & venture strategy and management. Robert owns and has co-founded numerous businesses in regulated and diverse industries, is CEO of the Global Trust’s private investment partnership and related industry funds and is a co-founding investor & advisor to successful companies including SURKUS, TrendyButler, Dubset, Riveting Entertainment/RivNow, Sports1Marketing, Whereto, Fortior Solutions, Neuroptics, Raise The Money. 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. GTG Cleantech lead investments include Tesloop/CARMIQ, GetEcoqube, Fueltrax.
Robert has published in corporate governance with Dr. Stobaugh of the Harvard Graduate School of Business 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 & sciences with a combined 4.0 overall GPA.
Served as senior analyst at SC Bernstein, investment 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 and Governmental Accounting Standards Board.
Robert loves working with children and youth sports, Kenpo karate (Parker-Speakman) & jiujitsu (Drysdale – Zenith Team) 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.