Robert currently serves as a member of FINRA’s Executive Diversity Leadership Council whose purpose is to assist in the development and implementation of programs in connection with the company’s business imperative diversity and inclusion process. He also serves as the Executive Sponsor for the FINRA’s Women’s Network Employee Resource Group. In addition, he participates in speaking engagements and committee work with efforts focused on enhancing opportunities of BAME people in the financial services industry. Robert is also Chairman and Board member of the Community Coalition on Race of South Orange-Maplewood, NJ (a 20 year organization focused on equality). He is also a board member of PFLAG National, Operation HOPE and NSHSS Foundation.
As Executive Vice President at FINRA, a regulatory organization with over 3,500 employees, Robert manages the Legal (Enforcement) Group in the Market Regulation Department. He is also an active member on a number of non-profit organisations involved with developing policies designed to open doors of opportunity.
Robert spearheaded the diversity and inclusion initiative at the New York Stock Exchange and provides significant leadership and direction on D&I management process at FINRA and various financial service industry committees (i.e., SIFMA D&I Committee).
Robert has been named Savoy Magazines 2016 List of Top 100 African-Americans in Corporate America and is a recipient of the Rainbow PUSH/Wall Street Project 2016 Financial Service Industry Diversity Champion Award.