Rob is Founder, Chairman and CEO of Epik, CEO of DigitalTown (OTC: DGTW), and Managing Director of Monster Venture Partners LLC.
Rob was the Founder of GMI (Global Market Insite, Inc.), a leading provider of technology-enabled services to the global market research industry. Rob served as Chairman and CEO from 1999-2007, during which time GMI achieved annual revenue growth of 100+% per years. GMI was venture backed by Technology Crossover Ventures, FT Ventures and Voyager Capital and was acquired by WPP Group.
Prior to founding GMI, Rob was a global product development manager with Procter & Gamble. During an eight year technology management career with P&G, Mr. Monster worked and lived in Europe, Asia, and North America. He also traveled extensively in Latin America as part of his global role in leading the development and commercialization of a series of successful new product initiatives.
Rob, a Dutch-American, is fluent in English, Dutch, and German. Rob has both a BS and an MBA from Cornell University where he studied Life Sciences and Economics. Mr. Monster is a past winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in Technology and Software and is a Director and advisor to a number of companies, notably in the area of consumer internet.