Rob is the best possible kind of maverick. With decades of operating and board experience, he is a big picture thinker and contrarian who is not afraid to be wrong and is willing to stand alone while pursuing asymmetric returns. Rob joins Mach49 as a Board Member-in-Residence to support our Disrupting InsideOut™ and Disrupting OutsideIn™ practices, with a special focus on helping clients grow and scale their business.
Rob has extensive experience serving on, and chairing, public and private company boards and also serving as a fund advisor and investment committee member for a wide variety of investment funds.
Before joining Mach49, Rob founded Treehouse Capital in 2000, a personal investment vehicle. Prior to launching Treehouse, Rob was the chief executive officer at three technology companies, where he succeeded twice in generating superior investment returns for shareholders. Rob has also been an investment banker, a mergers and acquisitions attorney and a long-time adjunct professor at Berkeley's business school, focused on entrepreneurship.
Rob earned a law degree from Stanford Law School and a BA from Columbia University. When he’s not working side-by-side with clients, Rob enjoys travel, reading, the arts, and spending time with his family.