As CEO of Echo Health Ventures, Rob leads the company's efforts to identify, invest in and grow innovative companies that enable and deliver a transformed experience to health care consumers nationwide. As part of Echo's unique partnership with its parents, Rob works closely with the senior management teams and board of Cambia Health Solutions and Mosaic Health Solutions to support collaboration with Echo's portfolio companies, accelerate Cambia and Mosaic's strategies, and more quickly bring health care innovation to national scale.
Rob has more than 20 years of experience in health care venture capital and business building. Before founding Echo, Rob served as the President of Cambia Health Solutions' diversified business unit (Direct Health Solutions). In this role, Rob oversaw Cambia's wholly-owned operating companies (including cost and quality transparency market leader HealthSparq; ancillary benefits provider LifeMap) as well as its venture and private equity investing activities. Rob joined Cambia in 2010 to launch and build the company's diversification and corporate venture investment efforts. Under Rob’s leadership, Cambia invested in nearly 20 companies.
In 2015, Rob cofounded the Cambia Grove - an innovation hub focused on catalyzing and supporting the Pacific Northwest’s emerging health care economic cluster. At the Cambia Grove, innovators and entrepreneurs work closely with regional stakeholders to find solutions to pressing health care challenges.
Before joining Cambia, Rob was the founding partner of Faultline Ventures, where he worked with numerous early stage companies and strategic investors. Previously, he was a Partner at Capitol Health Partners, a Washington, D.C., and New York City-based venture capital firm specializing in early-stage health services and health care information technology.
Active in industry and community organizations, Rob serves on the boards of several health care companies and is a founder and former director of the Nashville-based largest network of young health care executives, Leadership Health Care. He currently serves on the board of the Cambia Health Foundation, is co-chair of the Health Executives Network (HELN) and a Fellow of the American Leadership Forum. He was formerly on the board of directors at Life Science Washington (formerly Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association) and Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI).
Rob is a graduate of Georgetown University with a degree in history and is a Chartered Financial Analyst, charter holder.