Rob started his career at Lloyd’s Bank, in the UK, whereby he harnessed customer insight data to develop and launch entirely new distribution channels for the institution. In 2010, he moved to Los Angeles and took the role of North America Director for Lloyds International, running all aspects of the offshore banking division in the USA and Canada.
In 2013, he met Alex Rubalcava, whilst serving on the Board of South Central Scholars and mentoring low income students to succeed at the country’s best Universities.
Rob actively serves on the board of Stage portfolio companies Spidr Tech, Shipsi, and Kuona.
Rob has also served on the boards and committees of BAFTA Games, British American Business Council, International Trade Education Programs, South Central Scholars and the Chairman of the School of Business & Entrepreneurship at Dorsey High School.
Rob is a 2003 graduate of the University of Gloucestershire.
In his downtime, Rob is an amateur paleontologist, snowboarder and gaming addict (come and find me on PSN - BeverlyHillsBrit)
Alex is a General Partner and Co-Founder of Stage Venture Partners. With experience in both public equity and venture capital investing, Alex has been a professional investor since 2002. He started his career as an analyst at Anthem Venture Partners, a leading venture capital firm in Santa Monica. While Alex worked at Anthem, the firm backed startups including TrueCar, Myspace, and Android.
After Anthem, Alex launched a long/short equity fund, which he ran for nearly ten years. In addition to his investing work, Alex was an active board member at several nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles. He was appointed by Mayor James Hahn to the Los Angeles Animal Services Commision. Later, he served on the board of KIPP LA Schools and South Central Scholars.
Alex serves on the board of Stage portfolio companies Sightline Maps, Balto Software, SPIDR Tech, and WhiteFox Defense Technologies. Previously, he served on the board of WhereTo.