Rob is the managing director and founder of MindForce Consulting. He has also served as CEO of MBA GlobalNet since its founding in early 1997. MBA GlobalNet was a marketplace that, for over a dozen years, effectively connected nearly 20,000 experienced MBAs with entrepreneurial opportunities and high-quality jobs. In 2002, he conceived of and co-founded a 501c3 non-profit MBAs4NYC that was awarded a $250,000 grant from the State of New York. It provided, in about 18 months, volunteer consulting services (200 volunteers/3000 volunteer hours) to 90 small businesses in Lower Manhattan which were directly affected by 9/11.
Rob is also an innovator. He recently received a patent in the digital sports area, and co-founded two startups, www.frontlinewaste.com and www.oceancurrency.org
He earned his MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and graduated from Georgetown University.
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By Rob Steir
What People Say
I have worked with Rob for a number of years on several early stage technologies discovered at the University of Mississippi. Our collaboration has resulted in licensing of patent rights to two startup companies. In addition, the feedback our researchers have obtained via Rob on other technologies has helped them understand the realities of the marketplace.
Rob has a unique ability to connect with researchers, entrepreneurs and potential investors and to translate ideas into practical solutions to problems. Rob is not only highly skilled at technology translation but is also a nice guy who seeks to meet the needs of all major stakeholders. He is an effective leader who has mastered the skill of active listening. He establishes realistic goals and effectively manages ambiguity. These skills that are often missing in successful entrepreneurs.
Few can zoom from germ of an idea to a fleshed-out business model as quickly as Rob. He's got margins, ownership percentages, revenue streams dancing around in his head at all times & can pull them together until they become reality. Early in the life of many companies, they need to course-correct or seize on an advantageous trend. Pivoting or reaching that next scale in size takes a Rob, I've seen him deliver what's needed time & time again.
I've worked with and for Rob for over 12 years on several consulting projects and working on business start-up and technology projects. Rob is one of the best networkers that I know. He is a natural at reaching our to meet and learn about people, building a great "Rolodex" and make connections when there is a business opportunity. Rob works hard to create win-win's by matching clients to the right consultants. He also is a persistent innovator in finding ways to deliver high value and significant talent to clients in a low-overhead way through virtual teams and just-in-time consulting. If you are looking for a high level of targeted talent in a value-driven way, contact Rob at MindForce Consulting. He will be able to quickly organize what you need to get the ball rolling.