As Executive Director of SCRA, Bob leads an organization that fuels South Carolina’s innovation economy by accelerating technology-enabled growth in research, academia, entrepreneurship and industry.
Prior to joining SCRA, he worked in various executive roles for 26 years with Battelle Memorial Institute and affiliated companies. Bob most recently was the Managing Director of Battelle’s subsidiary, 360ip, an international investment, fund management and commercialization company headquartered in Singapore. Previous assignments included Vice President of Technology Commercialization and Vice President of Environmental Science and Technology at Battelle as well as Director of Technology Commercialization at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
His current Board participation includes Central SC Alliance, Charleston Regional Development Alliance, SC Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), SC Economics and South Carolina Research Foundation.
Bob holds a BA (Phi Beta Kappa) from Rutgers University and an MA (Exxon Graduate Fellow) from George Washington University. He also completed the Executive Management Program at Stanford School of Business/National University of Singapore. He is a Certified Licensing Professional.