Anime Producer + Entrepreneur
Rob is an anime producer + entrepreneur from the San Francisco Bay Area.
Best known as a driver of innovation and creator of new things in the anime and gaming space, Rob has worked in both the United States and Japan across intellectual properties big and small.
Career highlights from past positions include creating Crunchyroll's revenue-sharing subscription video on demand (SVOD) system and building its simulcast content acquisition program, starting Bandai Namco's "ShiftyLook" IP re-imagination portfolio, and launching Viewster's "OMAKASE" hybrid merchandise and video subscription.
Currently, Rob is driving innovation and new business initiatives at VIZ Media as well as running Henshin, a film and TV development studio he founded.
Animation producing highlights include Executive Producer on Seis Manos for VIZ Media and Showrunner/Producer/Director on Bravoman for Bandai Namco.
Rob serves on the Advisory Committee for the GLAS Animation Festival and is a member of the Producers Guild of America and ASIFA-Hollywood. In addition to English, he speaks, reads, and writes Japanese, and sometimes sings as well.