Rob loves coaching people through the MBA admissions process and takes a strategic approach to analyzing a candidate’s background and attributes in creating a compelling and unique story. He’s supportive in his work with clients while being direct and matter-of-fact, identifying strengths and weaknesses and showing how admissions committees are likely to view each application package. His experience as a Wharton Admissions Interviewer has given him valuable insight into the MBA admissions process.
Rob currently works in venture capital and is deeply involved in the startup ecosystem, identifying promising young companies for investment as well as advising businesses on various strategic and fund-raising initiatives. Prior to business school, Rob was the CFO of Blade, an on-demand aviation company based in NYC, dubbed “the Uber for helicopters”. He also spent four years as a consultant in PwC’s New York office specializing in M&A advisory and a year with Evestment, a fund research software company.
Rob got his MBA from Wharton and a BA in Economics from Vanderbilt University. At Wharton he was an investor for the Penn Wharton Innovation Fund as well as a sub-par rugby player for the Wharton Wharthogs. Having coached numerous friends through the admissions process with all of them getting offers at either Wharton or another top program, he joined Square One last year to continue guiding folks through this ever-challenging journey to ensure they succeed.
Rob lives in New York City and, despite his thin, native-Floridan blood, he frequently braves the cold- surfing in Montauk and Rockaway Beach near Manhattan year-round. He is also a commercially rated pilot of both land and seaplanes.