With over 25 years of experience developing commercial software applications, Bob serves as the development lead for all SkillSmart products, focusing on the modeling and simulation of the data matching between the skills employers need, those that candidates have or can improve, and those educators can provide.
Before joining SkillSmart, Bob was a founding Partner in Conscientia, Inc., served as Senior VP of Development at netDecide Corporation, was Director of Product Development at Decision Dynamics for eleven years, and co-founded SimBLOX, LLC.
A graduate of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor’s of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, Bob earned his Master’s in Engineering and Public Policy from Washington University in St. Louis.
Outside of work, Bob continues to enhance his skills related to his passion for sailing. He holds National Marine Electronics Association certifications as both a Marine Electronics Installer and NMEA 2000 Network installer. He also holds basic keelboat sailing, basic coastal cruising, bareboat cruising and cruising catamaran certificates and docking endorsement from the American Sailing Association. He is currently working toward his ham radio and general radio operator licenses.