With a natural curiosity and a knack for identifying solutions that others overlook, Rob began his career in technology rather unceremoniously. While overseeing the technology division of an international apparel manufacturer, he created a way to transition their inventory tracking from antiquated, analog to digital.
Rob immediately understood the impact of his idea on the efficiency and accuracy of the company’s operations, and his hunger for helping businesses run more effectively by leveraging automation was born.
Shortly thereafter, Rob translated that growing passion to the web, founding Your Design Online to bring the same level of customized problem solving to businesses ranging from a small law firm with a local footprint to Fortune 500 companies with a global presence. His background as a developer and success as an entrepreneur allow him to seamlessly marry his clients’ goals with their clients’ expectations and experience, while preserving scalability and ensuring a return on investment.
After 15 years in business, Rob saw a hole in the digital marketing industry: agencies were often focused on enterprise clients with big budgets, and freelancers didn’t have the breadth of experience to grow revenue for their clients. That’s when Rob spun up Market Engauge — digital marketing as a service that is both affordable and profitable for the small business market.
Rob has spoken before a variety of groups, including small business owners and entrepreneurs, realtors and investors, attorneys, creative agencies, and non-profit organizations. A few of Rob’s favorite topics are:
– Leveraging technology to streamline back office processes
– Generating new business from existing audiences
– Building on past success to open new markets
– Navigating compliance in heavily regulated industries
– Getting the most out of open source technology