Bob’s professional career began with positions in three Fortune 100 companies over 15 years when he served in various Research and Development management roles. This early career was followed by 32 years as a principal, co-owner and Chief Operating Officer of TKL Research, Inc., a privately held company which conducts clinical trials for evaluating the safety and efficacy of pharmaceuticals-under-development for review by the federal Food and Drug Administration.
He retired in 2017 and continues with not-for-profit work which began 27 years earlier in 1990 when Bob was asked to form a board for a Jesuit, inner-city, pre-K-through-8-grade school in Central Harlem in New York City. In the 25 years that he led the school’s 501.c(3) Board, more than $40 million dollars was raised. He also served in a parallel role as President for CHILD, Inc. (Central Harlem Initiative for Learning and Development), a not-for-profit organization which raised educational funds for financially disadvantaged children of the inner-city.
In 2017, Bob was asked to serve as Chairman of the Board for Friends of Aine, a not-for-profit organization which provides bereavement-and-recovery programs for children who have lost a parent or a sibling, a much unrecognized and unserved need. In 2019, he was named Chairman Emeritus of the Board of the same organization and, in that new role, established a strategic advisory committee for Friends of Aine to draw upon the expertise of high-level business and professional leaders whose day-to-day professional demands preclude their joining the Friends of Aine Board.