Rob has been a successful entrepreneur and executive in the media, technology, environmental, and non-profit sectors. He is the CEO and co-creator of HipSwap www.hipswap.com – a fast growing mobile and web marketplace that enables people to easily sell their stuff, and shop for pre-loved, vintage and collectible products in any neighborhood. Rob is also co-founder of PopRule and Campaign Live www.poprule.com / www.gocampaignlive.com. PopRule is a technology company that creates mobile / web applications and platforms for consumer, political and nonprofit brands including American Express, Nissan, The Economist and International Medical Corps, to name a few. Rob has consulted for various companies in the sustainable business and water sectors including Johnson Diversey, Cydcor and Product Partners.
Previously, Rob was CEO of Uprizer, Inc., an Intel-funded peer-to-peer enterprise software company that sold in 2005. From 1993 to 1999, Rob was co-Founder and CEO of Moving Pixels (now Public VFX) www.publicvfx.com, a successful independent visual effects and content development studio in Los Angeles. In 1999, Rob sold his interest in this 17-year old company. Since 2003, Rob has been Chairman of Global Water Trust www.globalwatertrust.org, a Santa Monica based non-profit that provides clean safe water to school children throughout the developing world. GWT has provided clean safe water to over 10,000 people in Bangladesh, Nepal and Kenya.
Rob serves on the Board of Directors of Sustainable Business Council www.sustainblebc.org and on the Los Angeles Committee for Global Green USA www.globalgreen.org . He has been a featured speaker on water-related issues at numerous universities including MIT, Stanford, UCLA, and Brown. In 2006, he wrote and produced the documentary film, “ARSENIC: The Largest Mass Poisoning in History,” which premiered at 20th Century Fox Studios in 2006 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3Hvexu5SqM. Rob has attended the Aspen Institute Socrates Program as a sponsored participant with an expertise in global water issues.