Hi, I'm Rob, and this is my slice of the digital pie.  I'm a New Yorker with a passion for technology and great design.

I own and manage several eCommerce brands. I am the former director of Copa Digital Group, a digital media agency that helps small businesses and startups grow their revenue through digital advertising & marketing, web design & development, and branding & design. And I'm a trained Node & React/Redux and React Native developer. I am also Google AdWords-certified and hold the certification for Facebook Core Advertising.

In a previous life, I helped co-found, as the first employee and Digital Product Management Analyst. I handled product development, strategy and communications. Prior to joining Itemize full time, I served as a consulting advisor.

My previous full time work had me at Widmeyer Communications, where I assisted a variety of health care clients and some of the world's largest companies adopt social media tools into their communications to engage with their customers and colleagues.  

My work included developing award-nominated social media initiatives for companies like Pfizer and Nestle.

I graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in American Culture and a minor in U.S. History.

My focus for this blog has evolved, as I have evolved, both professionally and personally. From this point on, you'll find a mix of posts on technology, sports & fitness, and design & culture.

If you want to connect to me through one of my social networking profiles, drop me a line and mention that you saw my blog so I know where you're coming from.

If you see something that interests you, please leave a comment - I'd love to chat!

*Disclosure* Sometimes I link to things that I like. Most of those things are just straight-forward links and I don't get any financial compensation. But sometimes I link to Amazon, where I have an affiliate account. If you buy something from my link, I get a lil' cut and we both win. If you see an Amazon link, you can assume it's an affiliate link.