Rob Smithson is a proven, innovative business leader, with extensive experience in building high performance teams, business growth financing, business development, and strategic planning and execution in organizations ranging from venture-backed start-ups to Fortune 50 corporations. He has held positions in the aerospace, robotics, factory automation, transportation, and sustainable energy industries. Rob holds more than 150 U.S. and international patents. He cofounded three startup companies, raising a total of more than $150M in angel, venture, and strategic investor capital. He has advised, evaluated, and coached numerous other early stage companies. His education includes a B.S.E. from Auburn University, M.S.M.E. from the University of Texas at Austin, and a M.S.T.C. from the McCombs School of Business. He was named a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers, International in 2009. Read Rob's full bio.