Chief Financial Officer
Robert has been the CFO of several early-stage companies as well as regional CFO for a large international publically traded corporation, where he has been an integral member of the senior management team. Robert has over 20 years of experience in the telecom industry split between wireless carrier and submarine cable systems companies. He has held various finance roles of increasing responsibilities providing intuitive thinking and leadership linking finance with operations to accelerate growth while driving shareholder value. He has in-depth experience in strategic planning, auditing & internal controls, M&A, capital raises, tax strategies, business development, cross-border transactions, negotiating supplier and key alliance agreements for telecom companies: GTE, BellSouth International, Sprint PCS, CANTV and Telcel (both in Venezuela), Codetel (Dominican Republic), BCP (Brazil start-up), CTI (Argentina turn-around) and other telecom companies located throughout LATAM.
Robert has provided a host of financial and operational advisory guidance to globally recognized companies as Cargotec (Finland), Turner Broadcasting (CNN), Recall (a Brambles company), Ingenico and Andritz Group. Robert has been an active board member to the leadership team for Kalmar Mexico Equipos S.A De C.V. and Cargotec Brasil Servicos E Comercio De Equipamentos Para Movimentacao DD Cargas LTDA. Robert holds a MBA - International Business with a concentration in Finance from Mercer University and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Marymount College. Robert is an Adjunct Professor at Reinhardt University.