As Director of Electrical Engineering, Robert brings two decades of experience in R&D, product development and execution to FreeWire. Robert has worked across multiple market segments, including IoT, data storage, power systems, networking and RF communications. He is also a technology entrepreneur with extensive experience in developing strategic alliances for ecosystem partnerships at the executive and working levels. His prior experience includes leadership roles at Aperia Technologies, a connected cars software solution provider; Belkin International, a consumer electronics manufacturer specializing in connectivity devices; and Bridgelux, Inc., a smart lighting and controls company. His early career was spent at IBM. Robert holds a B.S. from Baldwin-Wallace College; two M.S. degrees from Washington University, St. Louis; and a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University.