Bob has worked with my team on two NSF I-Corps Awards and two NCBiotech grants towards the development of evidence-based commercial products for the identification and prevention of knee injuries. Bob has a wealth of practical experience in the commercial development of medical devices, which has been instrumental in the progress of our innovations. As an I-Corp Industry Mentor, Bob unselfishly gave us his time and expertise to mentor our team in customer discovery and the development of a business model for commercial success. As a commercial development advisor on a recently completed Biotechnology Innovation Grant, Bob conducted market research and developed detailed documents to help guide the commercial development of our product while allowing me to focus on the technical side of the project. Bob is thoughtful, collaborative, solution-oriented and always delivers on time. I would highly recommend his expertise for those interested in entering the medical device space.
Sandy Shultz, PhD, Professor and Co-Director Applied Neuromechanics Research Laboratory | University of North Carolina Greensboro
I worked with Bob on the design, launch, and early market phases of a new technology healthcare-training program. He is very intelligent and collaborative. He proposed solid and varied solutions and remained open to other ideas and input. A couple of his strengths are that he is reliable and remains calm through last-minute changes and challenging situations from leadership and customers. This is definitely important in maintaining balance and forward movement on a product team.
Delisa Dyess | Design Director, Healthcare Solutions | American Heart Association
BNNano has had the good fortune to work with Bob as we have begun to develop our marketing strategy. Bob’s knowledge base spans many technologies and industries, and he has a knack for finding a way to simplify and describe complex and abstract ideas – a skill that is vital for our business. He quickly grasped the big picture goals of our organization and was able to turn our goals into a clear and concise message for the marketplace. Bob was quick to share any information along with his contacts to enhance our business opportunities, and he always delivered solutions that exceeded our expectations. We plan on continuing our business relationship with Bob and would encourage others to engage with him as well.
Steve Wilcenski | Co-Founder & CEO | BNNano, Inc.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Bob on recent special projects to develop business solutions for our organization. Bob’s design thinking to deliver creative solutions is quite remarkable and his delivery is timely with our fast-paced business needs. Bob delivers on high-quality solutions that are easy to use and align with end-user needs. His collaboration with our team has yielded the most satisfying of results and it is my pleasure to recommend him to anyone searching for a business solutions design strategist and marketing professional.
Charlie Pinedo, PCM®, MBA | Programs Market Manager, Global | RQI Partners
We hired Bob to help support the marketing and sales activities for Rapid Oxygen. He has far exceeded our expectations. He has delivered excellent, well-researched content for use in white papers and industry-relevant articles to publish across our social media channels. Bob is responsive to your needs and a positive collaborator while meeting timelines for deliverables. A great asset to help support marketing and sales efforts!
Rosemary Tracy | Director of Marketing | Rapid Oxygen Company
I have had the pleasure of working with Bob through Greensboro’s National Science Foundation I-Corps Program. To deliver a successful program, we depend heavily on expert industry mentors to advise the academic teams participating as they navigate the off-campus commercial environment. Bob’s extensive experience in the medical field made him the ideal mentor for one of our Kinesiology teams exploring a medical device innovation. He shared his network, provided real-world guidance, and exceeded all expectations in helping steer this team and others in the program. The program was remarkably better thanks to Bob’s assistance. I look forward to further collaboration.
Justin Streuli, Director | North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center | University of North Carolina, Greensboro