Senior communications designer
Website designer for Squarespace and Shopify platforms. Over 20 years designing sales and technical training for leading Silicon Valley firms. Global sales training manager for Palm Computing. Founded company delivering customized, on-site computer skills training to executives
Robert brings over 20 years experience with Apple, Palm, Cisco, Tandem, and other notable Silicon Valley firms to Philadelphia’s new ventures community.
At Apple Computer he designed innovative multimedia sales training for a global audience and worked closely with Apple’s Advanced Technology Group to convey the importance of emerging core technologies for enterprise customers. At Palm Computing he led a team designing sales tools for Palm’s global retail channels, plus Palm’s key enterprise partners IBM and Symbol Technologies. He pro-actively promoted his team’s work with regular visits to sales and business development teams in Europe and Japan.
After the dot-com collapse in 2000, Robert developed communications to a range of Silicon Valley clients from his home in North Carolina. With the freedom to work from anywhere, Robert moved to Barcelona for two years to give his young daughters the education of starting afresh in a new culture. During the family’s time in Spain, Robert developed sales training and sales tools for leading Silicon
After returning to California in mid-2008, Robert became a self-taught ecommerce web designer on the Squarespace and Shopify platforms. More recently, Robert has been working with Steve Bowman, The Pitch Doctor, to expand awareness of Steve’s free investor pitch coaching sponsored by DLA Piper Philadelphia. In parallel, Robert has been looking for a leadership role in the new ventures community, coaching innovation and connecting entrepreneurs to capital.