Prior to his service with the U.S. government, Robert worked for major
trade associations in the Washington, D.C. area for 10 years, organizing global business
development programs for U.S. firms in the franchise, graphic arts and transportation
industries. Robert has an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in
Glendale, Arizona. He grew up in Lahore, Pakistan as the son of a U.S. Foreign Service
Officer and is married with two adult children.