In addition to strategy development and capital financing, Robert oversees the operational execution of major projects at APS. He brings to APS a varied background, combining experience in advanced technology development, strategy consulting, multiple executive roles, and early-stage financing. Robert has worked in or consulted with many industries, including defense, intelligence, manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, oil and gas, eCommerce, retail consumer goods, food and beverage, and film production. He has served on multiple start-up companies and non-profit advisory/corporate boards and has helped secure capital for over a dozen companies. Robert graduated cum laude from Duke University with a dual BSE in Engineering (Electrical and Computer) and Mathematics, and as a Fuqua Scholar with an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.