Robert is currently a Senior Meteorologist and Global Strategy Leader for IBM. At IBM, Robert leads the global Go-To-Market (GTM) strategy for Energy, Environment & Utilities within The Weather Company team. This team sits inside the Cognitive Business Decision Support (CBDS) unit of IBM Services.
Prior to IBM, Robert served as the lead Meteorologist for Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO). At VELCO, he analyzed how the weather and climate impact the reliable operation of the state’s electrical grid through the distribution of daily and seasonal forecasts, as well as historical analyses. Robert also managed the development of weather prediction and observing systems which included the Vermont Weather Analytics Center (VWAC) project.
Prior to VELCO, Robert served as an Assistant Meteorologist for ConEdison in NYC for which he provided forecasting support for impactful weather events such as Superstorm Sandy, numerous severe weather outbreaks, and winter storms.
Robert holds a B.S. in Meteorology from Rutgers University and a M.S. in Business Analytics from Quinnipiac University. His professional affiliations include the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and the National Weather Association (NWA).