Rob started his career as a Software Engineer in 1989 at Bridge Information Systems and worked there for 10 years, quickly progressing to Chief Operating Officer. Bridge Information Systems acquired Savvis as a platform company in 1997, pushed all of Bridge Information System’s technology into Savvis, and Rob was named Chief Executive Officer in 1999.
While at Bridge Information Systems Rob:
- Built the first internet protocol based market system and was deployed to 3,000 U.S. based institutions.
- Established a 40 country global IP network for content and electronic trading for the stock exchange and all major financial institutions.
- Helped Bridge Information Systems reach $1 billion in revenue.
- Acquired Knight-Ridder Financial, Dow Jones’ Telerate, Automatic Data Processing Inc.
Avatara is now Rob’s third iteration of a new business model that has not ever been done in the industry.
On the off chance Rob isn’t working, he is spending time with his wife, 3 dogs, or 3 daughters.