Robert is a Partner at Ignition. He invests in enterprise software and wireless companies. Robert also acts as Ignition’s Administrative Partner overseeing the firm’s day to day operations. Robert represents Ignition as a director on the boards of Enclarity, and Earth Class Mail. He previously served as director on Extend America (acquired by Sprint) andFiREapps.
Prior to joining Ignition, Robert spent seven years at Starbucks Coffee Company, most recently as Vice President, Finance & Treasurer. In that role, he managed Starbucks Investor Relations, Corporate Development, Treasury, Business Planning & Analysis, and Profit Improvement functions.
Prior to Starbucks, Robert spent three years in the Principal Investment Area and Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs in New York and Sydney, Australia.
Robert holds an M.S. and B.S. degree with distinction in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University. He is currently a Board Member with the Evergreen Venture Capital Association (EVCA), a partnership of Washington State venture capital firms working to nurture the venture capital community in the region.