Robert Solomon

Robert Solomon

Strategic Advisor, Business leader, Technologist, Executive Coach, and Inventor

Tel: 267.994.1749




Real World Business Advice

20 Beth Drive, Richboro, PA 18954,
T:215-942-9084, M: 267-994-1749,, @rsolo20,

Proven leader, innovator and innovation expert, manager and builder of successful large and small international organizations in turnaround, startup and large company environments. Senior Executive, serial entrepreneur/intrapreneur (headed 4 venture backed companies), Educator, Mentor, Coach, Inventor, Corporate and Investor Advisor and intellectual Property Expert. I am ready to take a role as a C-level executive – CEO, President, CTO or EVP. I will also consider a position in venture investment or management consulting.  

I have guided organizations in the development of innovative business models, strategies and technologies. My teams have created systems that provide useful/actionable information from structured/unstructured data via data mining, sophisticated analytics, synchronization, and OLAP tools. My teams have also developed outstanding data communications and wireless products, as well as the top global public gaming platform and systems.


Experience and Accomplishments

Stealth Fashion Designer, March 2015 – present
Advisor to an emerging high end fashion designer. Working on business issues and go to market strategies.

Instamour, Inc., April 2014 – present
Member of Board of Directors for a unique social website focused on providing safe and secure person to person relationships facilitated by live video. We have grown to nearly 100,000 users in the last 3 months.

Temple University, Adjunct Professor, Fox Business School/College of Engineering, November – present
Designed and teach two courses for a joint graduate program (Fox Business School/College of Engineering) in Engineering Management. I teach a required graduate course on the Principles of Innovation Management and a graduate course in Finance for Technologists.

Wisdom Business Advisors, LLC. Richboro, PA     July 2000 – present
CEO and Principal

University Science Center QED Proof-of-Concept Program Business Advisor to Automatic Generation of EEG Reports Using Deep Learning  June 2013 – present
Provide strategic and tactical business advice to a startup focused on automating the analysis of EEG results. Our efforts led to winning a $100k investment from the University Science Center that is enabling the new company to build an MVP and validate their business/product idea.

Advisor to the Investors of Smart Structures, Inc.  Jan 2013 – present
Brought in by a board member to perform a deep dive into the company to determine the status of its business and management team. Developed a turnaround plan that is currently pending. SSI provides embedded  infrastructure monitoring systems that provide dynamic information regarding the condition of support structures (e.g., concrete piles) for bridges, tunnels and many other construction components.

Omniscient Analytics  October 2013 – present
Acting Chief Operating Officer for a new approach to providing actionable business analytics using a conversational user interface, machine learning and natural language processing.

Guiding Technologies Corporation, Philadelphia, PA   May 2012-May 2013
President, CEO and co-founder of a health IT company developing a system (app and intelligent cloud backend) for delivering advanced autism therapy. Assisted in obtaining a $150k NSF Grant, implemented lean startup methodology, established relationship with international influencer group, established relationships with key investor groups (VCs and Angels), focused/directed startup team to develop a minimum viable product (MVP), developed concept for a simulation that allowed early validation of product concepts in advance of the availability of the MVP, personally took responsibility for customer development efforts, completed commercialization section for SBIR Phase II NSF grant, negotiated very favorable licensing arrangement with Temple University (company was a spinout based on initial research performed at TU), succeeded in getting a leading local technology periodical to run a great story on the company and what we were trying to accomplish.

Choosito!, Philadelphia, PA         May 2013 – October 2013
Member of Board of Advisors, advise founder and CEO regarding business, technology, operations and fundraising issues.
Choosito! has developed a unique system that provides curation of resources (educational, corporate, etc.). Choosito! Has developed a search engine (utilizing advanced natural language (NLP) and machine learning technology) that can provide search results based upon a searcher’s characteristics. For example, initially the company is targeting the educational market and provides a curated ecosystem that allows students and teachers to find highly relevant topic specific information geared to the user’s grade level.

Linkcycle, Cambridge, MA           October 2011-present
Member of Board of Advisors, advise founder and CEO regarding business, technology, operations and fundraising issues.
LinkCycle uses data science to help large manufacturing companies dramatically reduce production
costs. Instead of installing submeters or conducting facility audits, their algorithms identify cost saving opportunities using only readily available data -- without ever having to step foot in the plant!  Their customers include 4 Fortune 500 companies, one of which they provided savings of $1M on their annual electricity bill of $5M in one of their facilities.

Volpe and Koenig, PC Philadelphia, PA    July 2007 – March 2011
Intellectual Property Attorney at Top ranked Boutique IP law Firm

U-Know Software, Waltham, MA            Tenure: 1 year
U-Know Software was a search engine company startup that created the first product comparison site enabling users to search for products and perform comparisons based on price, warranty, and other user specific criteria. U-Know also created the first business rule driven search engine for B2B exchanges.

President and CEO      

Praxis International/ Computer Corporation of America           Tenure: 5 years
Praxis International Corporation, Woburn, MA      
Praxis was a technology company that created the first database replication product suite. This was a breakthrough product that allowed client companies to synchronize information across multiple databases (from the same or different vendors) in near real-time, thus providing consistent information in a distributed database environment.

President and Director
Led spin-off company from start-up to $5MM revenue, zero to 42 name-brand customers, and, within 2 years, successful merger with larger entity yielding excellent return for investors.

Computer Corporation of America/Praxis International
CCA was the first database management systems company. It created Model 204, the highest performance dbms available on IBM mainframe computers.

Executive Vice President / Member, Executive Committee

GTECH Corporation, West Greenwich, RI         Tenure 5 years
The global leader in public gaming systems developing and operating more than half of the world’s lottery systems.

Vice President of Software / Member, Executive Committee

Datapoint Corporation, San Antonio, TX            Tenure: 3 years
A $600 million computer and software company focused on office automation and networking.

Senior Director of Development

Computervision Corporation, Bedford, MA       Tenure: 1 year
The leading CAD/CAM systems company.

Director of Development

Apollo Computer Corporation, Chelmsford, MA            Tenure: 2.5 years
The first high performance workstation company.

Engineering ManagerFederal Systems and Domain Engineering

Digital Equipment Corporation, Maynard, MA               Tenure 4 years
One of the world’s largest computer companies. The creator of the minicomputer.

Engineering Manager

Early Career: Retail Management (John Wanamaker Company, Park Lane Hosiery Company)            Tenure: 6 years

BA Economics/Urban Studies, Master’s Degree in Computer Science, JD Temple University, Philadelphia, PA  

Courses toward Doctorate in Decision Sciences       University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
Harvard University Management By Objective (MBO) Program

Admitted to practice before the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office (passed patent bar) in November 2007, the Pennsylvania Bar. October 2005;  New Jersey Bar, November 2005.   
Board of Directors, U-Know-Software 1999-2000, Praxis International 1996-1998, Fidelity Medical Systems, 1994.
Member, ACM, IEEE, ABA, PIPLA, AIPLA, IPO Corporate IP Committee, Philadelphia Bar Association Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee.
Past Member, Massachusetts Software Council.  Founding Member, Rhode Island Technology Council.

A Study Guide for Problem Solving and Structured Programming (college textbook): Addison-Wesley Publishing Company
IP Monetization, The Legal Intelligencer