As CEO of Echo Health Ventures, Rob leads the company's efforts to identify, invest in and grow innovative companies that enable and deliver a transformed experience to health care consumers nationwide.
As part of Echo's unique partnership with its parents, Rob works closely with the senior management teams and board of Cambia Health Solutions and Mosaic Health Solutions to support collaboration with Echo's portfolio companies, accelerate Cambia and Mosaic's strategies and more quickly bring health care innovation to national scale.
Rob has more than 20 years of experience in health care venture capital and business building. Before founding Echo, Rob served as the President of Cambia Health Solutions' diversified business unit (Direct Health Solutions). In this role, Rob oversaw Cambia's wholly-owned operating companies as well as its venture and private equity investing activities. Rob joined Cambia in 2010 to launch and build the company's diversification and corporate venture investment efforts. Under Rob’s leadership, Cambia invested in nearly 20 companies. In 2015, Rob co-founded the Cambia Grove - an innovation hub focused on catalyzing and supporting the Pacific Northwest’s emerging health care economic cluster.
Before joining Cambia, Rob was the founding partner of Faultline Ventures, where he worked with numerous early stage companies and strategic investors. Previously, he was a Partner at Capitol Health Partners, a Washington, D.C., and New York City-based venture capital firm specializing in early-stage health services and health care information technology.
Active in industry and community organizations, Rob serves on the boards of several health care companies, serves on the board of the Cambia Health Foundation, and co-chair of the Health Executives Network (HELN). He is a founder and former director of the Nashville-based largest network of young health care executives, Leadership Health Care.
Rob is a graduate of Georgetown University with a degree in history and is a Chartered Financial Analyst, charter holder.