H. Robert Gill, Jr.

BSELE, 1960

H. Robert Gill, Jr.

Bob Gill, BSELE 1960, is a serial CEO who has managed several emerging growth companies as well led multiple corporate turn-around situations with a record of achieving strong shareholder value. Gill is a principal with the Topaz Group, a consulting services firm for corporations and private equity investors which he formed in 1996.

He is chairman of AdPay, Inc., a member of the board of directors of Varolii Corporation and Tendril, Inc, and venture partner of Appian Ventures. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering from Indiana Tech, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

Gill also serves as chairman of the board for the Boulder Innovation Center and as chairman emeritus of the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado and continues as chairman of the development committee. He was the recipient of the Boulder, Colo., Esprit Entrepreneur Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998.