Rob is a co-founder of High Assurance Systems and is responsible for general management, marketing, and sales. He has presented at defense conferences and provides bid support to defense contractors. As a member of the OUSD Unmanned Aircraft System Control Segment Working Group (UCSWG), he led the platform infrastructure services task group, represented the group to NSA, served as Vice Chair of its Technical Review Board, acted as release manager and backlog manager, and managed all technical publications.
Prior to High Assurance Systems, Rob led aerospace and defense (A&D) at Wind River. As Vice President and General Manager of A&D, he led the growth of this business from $71 million to over $100 million in less than three years. Previously at Wind River, Rob held positions in sales and marketing; was operations director for the platforms division; was director of an engineering unit; and was responsible for worldwide customer support, process improvement, and technical publications.
Before Wind River, Rob co-founded and sold a software development tools company (compilers, linkers, debuggers, runtimes); led a team developing an embedded text retrieval system; worked on the early Internet; developed a translator for a supercomputer language and software tools for weather modeling at RAND Corporation, where he held a Top Secret clearance; and developed programs to lay out electrical systems for large refineries.