As Brightwell’s Chief Innovation Officer, Robert brings over 20 years of experience in business strategy, marketing, product development, user experience and corporate innovation to our team. In his role, Robert’s priorities include uncovering new market and customer opportunities while building paths for transformational business growth and value creation.
Here, his team leans on proven frameworks, methodologies and processes that help companies sustain their competitive advantage through human-centered innovation. By working in a diverse team makeup (skill, mindset, lived experience), the innovation team will view problems from different vantage points and push through ambiguity to gather evidence and build confidence in what might be possible.
Prior to his work at Brightwell, Robert served as the EVP & Managing Director of Three Five Two, Inc. (352) an innovation agency, where he led the day-to-day operations and company strategy. Duringhis time there, he founded the Innovation practice – a new line of business, where he and his team worked with Fortune 500 executives to solve their most pressing challenges including identifying new market opportunities, creating new products and services, and pioneering new ventures. In his time at 352, Robert helped category-leading brands like Nationwide, UPS, Kimberly-Clark Corporation accelerate their business growth through innovation.
Robert has a degree from The Art Institute of Atlanta. Alongside his career in innovation, he has a long-time side passion for performing improv comedy that’s proven beneficial with helping clients shift their thinking and pivot gracefully. Robert also serves as a board member for the Amana Academy, a charter school in Alpharetta, GA that uses design thinking and Expeditionary Learning to transform outcomes for students.