FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS)
Robert oversees and leads the North American businesses of FCS, and the American and European companies of ADEC Innovations and affiliated ADEC Group business interest, partnering with the ADEC Group CEO, country leaders, business line leaders and other team members to help ensure overall group success while having a positive impact on Environmental, Social and Governance topics as they relate to the core mission of the group, to make a difference in the world we live in. Robert works closely with other business leaders in the Public, Private and Non-governmental sector on some of the most pressing issues facing the planet and its inhabitants, including the 17 key topics and sub-topics identified by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. After serving his country as a Sergeant in the First Battalion, Fifth Division of the United States Marine Corps where he was an infantry platoon leader, Robert achieved his undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies with a minor in Biological Sciences from Sacramento State University. He spent much of his early career focusing on technical issues related to wildlife and habitat issues. He has worked on some of the most complicated and controversial wetland issues in the western U.S., with an emphasis in wetland mitigation/restoration and regulatory compliance as implemented through the federal Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act, California Fish and Game Code, and Regional Water Quality Control Board regulations. Prior to leading FCS and ADEC, Robert was the Chief Operating Officer for Michael Brandman Associates (MBA), which FCS acquired in 2012. Prior to MBA, Robert was the Northern California Regional Director and Principal for Jones & Stokes Associates (now ICF/Jones & Stokes). He also served as the head of the regulatory compliance group while maintaining his field biology and wetland ecology skills.
Environmental Studies , Biological Sciences