Robert’s responsibilities include developing strategic partnerships and providing access to capital for African American entrepreneurs in the Bay Area. He joined Main Street Launch after serving as COO of both AnewAmerica Community Corporation and AnewAmerica CDFI. Robert also formerly served as President of CCSBI, a software technology incubator.  Robert held earlier roles at companies including IBM, Xidex Corporation, and BMSI Corporation.

Robert has over 35 years of experience in the public, private, and economic development sectors. His experience includes working with company founders, financial institutions, community based organizations, and local municipalities. Robert has helped over 200 entrepreneurs in diverse business sectors. He secured over $35 million in investment capital for early stage businesses, and he is committed to creating long-term value and wealth for underserved business owners.  Robert attended Arizona State University, WP Carey School of Business and completed executive training at the University of Pennsylvania.