is Western US Market Leader for Bloomberg's New Energy Finance (BNEF) division. He is a member of BNEF's senior management team involved in setting the firm's strategies with respect to services, analysis and customers. In the Bay area, he oversees its partnerships with organizations ranging from Chevron to Google to the California electric grid operator.. Prior to opening the San Francisco office for BNEF in 2008, Rob ran for five years the financial markets segment for the New York-based 451 Group, a leading industry analyst firm focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. He entered the market research industry after 15 years on Wall Street, mostly as an investment banker at Prudential Securities focused on the enterprise technology sector. He began his career as a policy journalist and nationally syndicated newspaper columnist based in Washington, DC. His work has appeared in more than 100 newspapers as well as the Economist and National Journal. Rob received a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MA from the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at The Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from the New York University Stern School of Business, where he was named a Stern Scholar. He and his wife, Susan Glen, live in San Francisco with their three children: Isabel, Charlotte and Max. He is a co-founder the local folk/rock group, the Big Twang Theory, and is a longtime coach in the San Francisco Little League.