Robert brings to iPro an extensive background in gaming and technology with a history of driving both company and industry wide evolutionary and disruptive change. Considered a prominent executive and legal thought leader in the gaming industry, Robert was ranked third among EGR’s Power 25 executives in social gaming. He was also voted by his legal peers to be general counsel for the International Association of Gaming Advisors, the world’s premier legal gaming association.
Most recently, Robert served as the chief legal officer and EVP interactive at IGT, a multi-billion dollar S&P 500 gaming company. In this role, he developed the strategy and led the effort to bring IGT’s rich content to the social casino market through the $500M acquisition and successful integration of Double Down. Under his leadership, Double Down added hundreds of millions of dollars of incremental revenue to IGT, and became the standard that IGT competitors have tried to emulate.
Prior to IGT, Robert was chief legal officer and EVP corporate development at Spansion, Inc., a multi-billion dollar semiconductor company. In this role, he led the negotiations to spinout this business from AMD and Fujitsu, which resulted in the largest high tech IPO in 2005 - $1 billion raised. He had other notable accomplishments as an executive at IBM, AMD and Webgain, Inc.
Robert holds a J.D. From Harvard Law School and a B.A. in Economics from UCLA.