Robert joins Viking Mergers & Acquisitions with 30+ years of business experience and a successful entrepreneurial career. At the age of 29, driven to build his own business, he left a prosperous career in hardware and software sales to start a distribution business in his garage supplying engineered parts to the OEM and MRO market. His vision was to bring high quality engineered parts into niche markets and to raise the bar on the customer experience. After nearly 22 years of developing the people, the processes and strategic alliances, the business was acquired by a $4 billion global Swedish company on February 1, 2017.
Since that time, Robert has invested in multiple start-up companies and is an Advisory Council member and Board Observer with CoPeace, a Public Benefit Corporation / holding company focusing on ESG growth companies. CoPeace is based in Denver, CO. Robert brings a sincere passion, energy and empathy to helping small business owners fulfill their dreams.
Robert and his wife Susan have been married 30 years and live in South Charlotte. He has a B.A. in Business Management from NC State and is the youngest of five children from his family. They have two grown boys, one an NC State graduate and the other a Junior at the University of South Carolina. Robert enjoys playing golf, tennis and traveling.