Bob has been supporting universities and spin-out businesses internationally for over 20 years. Working closely with the UI team and its extensive networks, he helps clients deliver effective development strategies designed to generate investment funding and new business. Much of his current work is focused on building partnerships to support new approaches to commercialization in the US.
In addition to founding UI, Bob is CEO of MentorShop, a co-located US and European business development consultancy. He is also an adviser to a number of high-growth technology companies in Europe and the US.
Bob has been honored with appointments to the Smithsonian in Washington DC and is Honorary Commercial Consul for the State of New Hampshire to Scotland.
A member of various European-American international trade development initiatives, he is featured in the book Global Scots – Voices from Afar, which profiles influential Scots in the international arena. He is also the recipient of the 2020 National Tartan Day Award.
In the voluntary field, Bob mentors young people and pioneered the schools’ program Local Heroes – Be All You Can Be. He is immediate past President of NHSCOT and currently Chairs its Council of Advisers. He also actively supports the very popular annual Tartan Day Parade in New York City and has been the voice of the Parade since 2017.