Robert is currently a Senior Strategy Consultant at Highmark based in Pittsburgh, PA who currently assists in managing two State Medicaid Plans encompassing approximately $1.5B in revenue and 170,000 lives. Previously within Highmark, Robert led development and implementation of a portfolio of strategic solutions including optimizing health plan operations, leading cost cutting initiatives, and implementing and managing strategic partnerships across the West Virginia, Delaware, and Pennsylvania Markets for Medicare and Medicaid Plans. Before joining Highmark, Robert was a Strategy consultant for PRTM Management Consultants LLC, and through a 2011 merger with PwC became a member of the Public sector practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LCC. Through his time in DC Robert participated in numerous projects, including a 16-month engagement within the Pentagon acting as the “Chief of Staff” to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Maintenance Planning and Policy.
Additionally, Robert also served in the US Army on active duty for three years and participated in three combat tours with the 82nd Airborne Division to Southeast Asia and also acted as an “Advanced Camp” ROTC Instructor for the US Army.
He earned a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Pittsburgh. Robert is also the current President of the University of Pittsburgh’s College of Business Alumni Advisory Board and the Chairman of the University of Pittsburgh’s Veteran’s Alumni Council.