Family Firm Resources, LLC is celebrating its 25th year of working with families who own operating businesses or perhaps share a pool of assets. Since 2001 Robert has been the Babcock Family Business Fellow at Wake Forest University.
Robert and his father Bob worked together in their successful textile business for 15 years. From that experience Robert began to understand the difficulties and rewards of working with family members as they become business partners.
As the textile industry moved from the U.S. and Bob died, Robert focused his work on aiding other business families as they deal with the complexity, conflict and satisfaction of their business and personal relationships.
Robert has spoken and written on the unique interactions of family systems and business dynamics for many years. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University in business and political science and earned an M.A. degree from Vermont College of Norwich University in Organizational Development/Psychology.
He is a certified mediator, an executive coach, a former regional director of First Union National Bank, a director of the First Gaston Foundation, and holder of the highest district and council awards of the Boy Scouts of America. He is an avid musician, father of 2 children and 5 grandchildren.