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Rob Underwood

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

Previous: CTO, Relay GSE | Chief of Staff - Media Sector, Deloitte | Senior Manager - TMT Industry, Strategy Practice at Deloitte Consulting

Previous: CTO, Relay GSE | Chief of Staff - Media Sector, Deloitte | Senior Manager - TMT Industry, Strategy Practice at Deloitte Consulting

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Full Stack Engineering
  • Enterprise Sales
  • Fundraising
  • Growth
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Fundraising
  • • Growth
  • • Marketing
  • • Operations
  • • Product

Involved In

Advisor

Kinvolved
Codesters
Alynd
TTM Advisors LLC
Codesters

Side Projects

NYTechResponds
Get Fit or Be Hacking

Positions

Startup Advisor TTM Advisors LLC August 2015 - present
Executive Director TeachCS August 2015 - present
Lead Organizer CodeBrooklyn August 2015 - present
Marketing Advisor Codesters August 2015 - December 2015
Chief Technology Officer Relay Graduate School of Education March 2013 - July 2015
Chief of Staff - Media & Entertainment Practice Deloitte August 2011 - January 2013
Senior Manager, Customer and Market Strategy, TMT Industry Deloitte September 2006 - August 2011
Senior Manager BearingPoint October 2000 - September 2006
Deployment Manager Pandesic October 1999 - September 2000
Project Manager TechKnowledge, Inc. (xWave) September 1998 - September 1999
Assistant Manager Kyotaru Hawaii 1997 - 1998
English Teacher JET Program September 1994 - June 1997

Education

Colby College Government, East Asian Studies 1990 - 1994
Doshisha University Associated Kyoto Program (AKP) 1992 - 1993
Kennebunk High School 1986 - 1990

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Cofounder With
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
Advisor With
  • • Software Engineering
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Events
  • • Green
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Sports
  • • Edutainment
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Teacher training
  • • Higher Education
  • • Content

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Operations • Edtech • Django • Channel strategy • Marketing Strategy

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Chris Heuer
We worked together  •  Futurist, serial entrepreneur & imagineer seeking to make the future a reality today. Former Global Chairman of Social Media Club. xDeloitte
I've worked with Rob as a peer and had the good fortune to have him as an advisor to my current startup. He's not only insightful, creative ... and intelligent when it comes to technology and business and media and education (whew) but he is also the sort of guy you can trust to look after your best interests and make things happen. You definitely want Rob on your team if he has time and interest in supporting you and your company.
A.J. Lawrence
Founder LifeStag.es, where mentoring begins, formerly CEO, the JAR Group, an Inc. 500 company, chief bartender, Bower Hill Society
Rob is the real deal. He's smart, connected, and lives to learn more. Well worth talking and working with this guy.
Chris Heuer
We worked together  •  Futurist, serial entrepreneur & imagineer seeking to make the future a reality today. Former Global Chairman of Social Media Club. xDeloitte
I worked with Rob previously at Deloitte Consulting where he earned my respect for his insights, his work ethic and his passion. Now I am gr ... ateful to have him as both an angel investor and active advisor to my company. His advice is usually spot on and he has been tremendously helpful in regards to the business and myself personally as we traverse the ups and downs of start up life. You want Rob on your side, he's truly invaluable.
Gordon Smith
We worked together  •  Founder & CEO, Codesters and Co-founder and President, Tutor Associates. University of California, Berkeley grad.
Rob is an excellent high-level strategist who combines deep strategic knowledge of marketing, technology, and operations. Rob is a pleasure ... to work with because he in genuinely interested in exploring the ideas and beliefs that form the basis of a startup and can ask the critical questions that lead to breakthroughs. Rob is capable of wearing many hats from COO to CTO to CMO, and this breadth of expertise makes him an perfect candidate for a co-founder or startup advisor.

A.J. Lawrence
We worked together  •  Founder LifeStag.es, where mentoring begins, formerly CEO, the JAR Group, an Inc. 500 company, chief bartender, Bower Hill Society
A.J. has a tremendous network in both the NYC tech ecosystem as well as in companies both large and small. A.J. brings a ton of experience t ... o the table, having successfully launched startups in the past. A.J. is a real professional and brings that polish to anything he does.

David Intrator

David has decades of experience in advertising and marketing. David helps companies, especially high-growth start-ups, use story telling to ... communicate their brand and value proposition to both customers and investors.

David Intrator
We worked together  •  President, Smarter Storytelling. Previously Creative Director, Young & Rubicam. Harvard grad.
David is amazing at helping companies and brands use the concept of story telling to grow their customer base and generate new revenue.