With over 35 years of industry and consulting experience, Robert assists senior executive teams of energy companies in achieving the next level of performance
Robert is a Partner in the Houston Office, and responsible for developing our Energy business in the U.S. and in Canada, as well as assisting the Latin American Practice and the Middle East on key energy topics. In addition to a leadership role in Energy, he is a member of the Strategy, Organization and Digital practices.
His clients range from energy super-majors to large independent shale developers, Oil Field Service firms, and Private Equity funds. Current active areas of consulting include development of digital strategies that are aligned with corporate objectives, implementing the next generation of lean but innovative energy organizations, and resolving shale development challenges in basins such as the Permian
Robert is recognized as an industry expert in these areas-
- Shale development and operations excellence strategies
- Energy R&D and innovation management
- Oilfield Service market entry and growth strategies
- Aligning digital and corporate strategy to achieve tangible results
- Building top performing organizations
Prior to joining Arthur D. Little, Robert held senior management positions at ExxonMobil and then Schlumberger. At ExxonMobil he was responsible for geotechnical services, geoscience R&D, and oversight of ExxonMobil’s global wildcat drilling program. At Schlumberger he was a founding partner of Schlumberger Business Consulting, leading the technology and operations practice.
After Schlumberger Robert joined the Charles River/ Marakon strategy consulting practice, and led the growth of its Houston business, and then an short interval leading Oliver Wyman’s North American energy practice
He holds a BA in Physics from Carleton College, a BSEE in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Tech, and an Executive MBA in general management from Southern Methodist University
Robert is married to Carol, and lives in Plano Texas with their two dogs, Bud an Aussie Shepard, and Emma a Shepard mix. He is an avid skier and beginning to compete in Olympic Triathlons. He also enjoys trying to train his dogs, and reading, in particular the history of civilizations from ancient to current.