Robert, based in Singapore, has a wealth of experience in operations, IT and human resources, with a primary focus on training and development and process improvement implementation. His expertise comes from a very diverse background, including a 12 year active service in the US Marine Corps.
Strengths and Career Achievements
Having joined the US Marine Corps after High School, Robert started his military career in signals communications, helping to migrate an entire Marine Corps base’s IT network 6 months ahead of schedule and below budget, before being accepted to the United States Naval Academy. After graduating with degree in Electrical Engineering, he chose to continue his career as an infantry officer.
Over the next 7 years of active service, he held numerous positions of increasing responsibility. He prepared Marines for combat, trained non-infantry Marines to perform infantry operations in the middle of a combat zone, developed training plans for an Infantry Battalion of 2000 Marines, served as an Advisor to the Iraqi Army, revamped the Marine Corps’ Military Advisory training curriculum, and was a Company Executive Officer for a Marine Training and Administration Company. Aside from focusing on improving team capabilities and strategic planning, he also led several process improvement projects.
Since being released from active duty in 2010, Robert has been an HR specialist in Singapore, while continuing his service in the US Marine Corps Reserves. Through his understanding of employment law, resource management, policy development and strategy implementation, Robert was instrumental in the successful transition of a company’s operations from Afghanistan to over 15 different countries in Africa.
Robert holds an MBA from Kaplan University, as well as Singapore’s monetary authority certifications required to work in the finance sector in Singapore.
Sector and Service Expertise
Robert brings to Skarbek’s clients his extensive knowledge of resource management, process improvement, strategy implementation, and learning and development. He supports Skarbek’s Transformational Change and Capability Building services.