Bob is the Chairman of Optaros, Inc. Having served as Chief Information Officer of two major financial services companies and as an executive in two large IT services firms, Bob brings more than 30 years of IT leadership and experience to Optaros.
Most recently, Bob was the Chairman and CEO of Viant Corporation, which he grew to $125 million in annual revenue in four years. Viant was an early innovator in the development of internet-based business, serving clients such as Sony, Bank of America, JP Morgan, and Turner Broadcasting. Previously, as President of Cambridge Technology Partners North America, Bob developed CTP´s business strategy, methodology, and execution ability. CTP became the leading IT consulting and systems integration firm focused on the deployment of client-server-based business applications for Fortune 500 clients. Under his operations leadership, CTP's revenue grew to $120MM in six years. He was also a member of the Board of Directors.
As president of Fidelity Software Development Company, a subsidiary of Fidelity Investments, Bob led Fidelity’s IT strategy by introducing emerging technologies and advanced development capabilities into all companies under the Fidelity umbrella.As Managing Director and CIO of Smith Barney, Inc., Bob rebuilt the Information Services Division and led the development of new sales, trading, and operation systems. As a principal at Nolan, Norton & Co., Bob managed one of three operating units that executed IT strategy and management consulting for various Fortune 500 companies. Bob began his career in the Management Services division of Touche Ross & Co. where he managed IT projects for several commercial and public sector clients.