Rob is a former partner at Common Practice and was part of the My Gift of Grace design team. Rob has spent the past two decades applying human-centered design to help individuals, teams, and organizations conduct meaningful, principled, and effective work.
Before joining Common Practice, Rob worked as a senior consultant for Matter, an Atlanta-based design strategy firm. With Matter, he focused on social value creation projects in the non-proﬁt arena. In that capacity Rob provided strategic guidance on how to address the challenges of stakeholder engagement and alignment presented by a multi-year, national-scale, systems-change initiative funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Prior to joining Matter, Rob co-founded the Design Studio for Social Intervention, which was incubated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As Principal and Director of Design Practice & Organizational Research, Rob guided the Studio in applying design methods to the resolution of intractable social problems.
Rob has also worked in knowledge management at Razorfish, Inc., where he developed tools and procedures for the strategy firm’s 2,000 employees based in 20 offices in 8 countries. At IBM Research he collaborated with researchers to develop and apply methods and tools that leverage insights from complexity science, cognitive science, and anthropology to help leaders make good decisions in times of rapid change and uncertainty.