About Robert

I’m a digital and cross-industry executive who works with early-stage through mature companies in numerous industries including Media & Entertainment, Telecommunications, Consumer Products, Non-Profit, and Finance to build measurably successful products, services, platforms and companies that capitalize on digital disruption. I lead innovation, strategy, marketing, product, and financing efforts, and act as an advisor to leadership teams.

I’m also a public speaker who leads discussions and participates on panels at conferences and forums hosted by world-class organizations including Bloomberg, Opal Group, and The CMO Club, and am a co-founder of Media Venture Network, a funding and investment platform that matches investors with early-stage companies in media & entertainment.

Earlier in my career, I co-founded and ran Porterhouse Partners, a full service digital marketing agency and incubator, and have led strategy, account, project management and production teams at numerous agencies and consulting firms. More details are on my Linked In profile.

On the personal side, I’m an outdoor enthusiast, writing my first novel, recreational guitarist, loving husband, and father of two beautiful girls who prefer to define their own digital footprints.

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Strategy & Public Speaking

Strategic Planning 101

A toolkit I use to teach about strategic thinking, and as a starting point for helping businesses develop goals that are supported by measurable objectives and tactics:


Bloomberg Family Office Presentation

A presentation I gave at Bloomberg in Manhattan about disruptive investing in media & entertainment (Speech notes are available by viewing on slideshare):


The CMO Club

A pitch presentation I gave at a startup innovation event as the interim-CEO of a startup:

Articles

Social Goes Hollywood and What That Means for Investing in Media & Entertainment

Several weeks ago, I discussed how the rapidly evolving digital landscape is changing traditional, and creating new, media and entertainment investment opportunities at Opal’s Family Office & Private Wealth Management Forum. Digital audiences have shifted how and where they consume content, and streaming services have evolved into award-winning production studios. Possibly more important is looking …

Investing in media & entertainment in the age of digital disruption

This presentation was given to a group of family offices interested in making investments in media & entertainment at Bloomberg‘s New York offices in October 2016, and focused on sustainable business investment strategies, including: • Content creation and distribution platforms • Emerging technology (e.g. TVE, OTT, AR, MxR, VR, etc.) • Monetization (subscription, PPV, advertising, …

How Apple is About to Reboot the Music Industry

It was almost twenty years ago today… While that admittedly doesn’t have the punchy ring of the Beatles’ original, it sets the time nicely for two entities, Apple Computer (still to become Apple Inc.) and Jimmy Iovine, who was already building toward a post-Napster world for the music industry from artist discovery through distribution. But …

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