Bob first came to Charlotte in 1960, as a house guest of a neighborhood friend, whose family had rented a camp on Thompson’s Point. “I was enchanted by the place and clearly remember telling myself that I would live here someday”. Someday happened in 1993, when Bob moved to Vermont to start a new company which had purchased the rights to soon to be launched DirecTV in rural Vermont and much of New Hampshire.
Bob “retired” in 2019, but for the twelve years prior, Bob had been mentoring and supporting student entrepreneurs, both commercial and social, as Director of Champlain College’s innovative BYOBiz (Build Your Own Business) program, and teaching in the Stiller School of Business. His first career was in the corporate world beginning with eight years in brand management at General Foods and later as the Chief Marketing and Sales Executive worldwide for both Four Seasons Hotels and Marriott, before moving to Vermont.
In Bob and wife Nancy’s kitchen hangs a small watercolor painting of the Shelburne Supermarket, where they first met (in the produce section). They have three grown children and three, going on four grandchildren.