Bob has been a professor of Reutlingen University, Germany since March of 1999, where he has led accredited international business programs in partnership with universities from across the globe. He has also had a 25-year business career, where he was an executive and board member in leading high-tech companies. Throughout Bob’s academic and professional careers, he has served as supporter, volunteer, advisor, and board member to non-profit institutions and charitable organizations and initiatives. He is a Research Partner at the International Center for Corporate Governance and Swiss Institute of Directors in St. Gallen, Switzerland.
He grew up in Park Ridge, Illinois where he became friends with Clare and her brother in high school. Bob enjoys free-time cultural activities and vacations with his wife and extended family members. He’s an avid soccer and tennis player. Bob has traveled to Latin America in the past to establish and develop ties to businesses and universities, and is committed now to the vision of Gracia, Inc. to sustainably equip young women and girls with knowledge, skills, and experience to help them to become economically self-sufficient for the betterment of themselves and their families.