Robert joins The Switch as Senior Vice President, Product Management, responsible for the life-cycle management of the products and services offered by The Switch including identifying, launching and managing new differentiated services. Robert brings more than 25 years of senior executive management experience in the technology, media and telecommunications sector, most recently serving as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Live Production and Infrastructure for Snell Advanced Media (SAM) since 2010 through its acquisition by Belden in 2018, responsible for the company’s live broadcast and infrastructure products and their move to IP.
Previously, Robert was Chief Technology Officer for Cambridge Positioning Systems Ltd, a GPS and terrestrial positioning technology company through its sale to Cambridge Silicon Radio (now Qualcomm). He also served as Vice president of Network Design and Technology for Aerial Communications Inc, a mobile network carrier (now part of T-Mobile), responsible for the mobile network procurement, implementation and launch across the United States.
Prior to this, Robert was Technical Director for Telesis Technologies Laboratory under Pacific Bell, was involved in starting what became Orange in the United Kingdom and started his career at British Aerospace, Space Systems. Robert holds a Masters in Communications Engineering from Queen Mary College, University of London.