Rob assists clients in the areas of business consulting, government affairs and strategic communications. He leads a variety of Capital Results client teams covering a wide variety of practice areas including: energy, transportation, telecommunications, health care, retail and education. Many of Rob’s projects involve helping clients solve challenging problems that require strategic planning and precise execution. His clients frequently need help achieving an objective that requires a combination of government relations and strategic communications. He also has a vast network of political, corporate and community contacts to assist with projects.
Rob has a track record of success when it comes to helping clients achieve objectives. People typically do not come to Capital Results to accomplish easy objectives, so most of these wins have been on challenging projects. Examples of projects Rob has led include: helping a client overcome determined opposition to build a new retail center, leading a coalition effort to pass a high-profile piece of controversial legislation, building a strategy to help a client achieve an aggressive budget request, and working to get government approvals to construct a major infrastructure project.
Rob has been profiled twice in the Richmond Times-Dispatch and was recently named one of the 75 most powerful people in Richmond. Prior to joining Capital Results, Rob was the senior advisor to former U.S. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow during his tenure as Chairman of CSX Corporation. Rob was the Finance Director for Doug Wilder’s historic gubernatorial election and served as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Economic Development in Virginia in his administration. Rob also served as Southern Finance Director for Dick Gephardt’s presidential campaign and has been on advisory committees and transition teams for several Democratic governors.
Ohio Wesleyan University, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 1986
University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D., 1997
Virginia Community College System, Board of Directors and Past Chairman (2004 – 2012)
Maymont Foundation, Board of Directors (2004 – 2010)
Collegiate School, Board of Directors (2005 – 2013)
CenterStage Foundation, Board of Directors (1998 – 2016)
Virginia Council for Economic Education, Board of Directors (2013 – Present)
Richmond Service District Commission, Board of Directors and Past Chairman (1999 – 2004)
Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce, Government Affairs Committee (2012 – Present)
Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Chairman, Government Affairs Committee (2000 to 2005)
Science Museum Foundation of Virginia, Board of Directors(2003 to 2010)
Virginia Business Council (1996 to 2006)
Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy (1999 – Present)