Rob Carpenter is a serial business and social entrepreneur, writer, political activist, social commentator, public speaker and nonprofit founder. He has worked in the White House Office of Political Affairs where he was responsible for writing political, economic, and multi-state legislative briefs for the President and helping coordinate the Secret Service, Advance, Speech Writing, Public Liaison, and Intergovernmental Affairs Offices for U.S.-based Presidential events; been a policy and political advisor to a former U.S. House Speaker on issues including U.S. defense policy, education, the environment, the economy and science and technology; and served as the special assistant to the CEO of Teach For America, where he was able to help start their Political and School Leadership Initiatives in 25 states.

He has also started multiple organizations in the private and civic sectors. He was previously the Executive Director of the 501(c)(3) Building LA's Future, lauded as the "most exciting thing to happen to LA in decades" and responsible for helping pass Measure R, the historic 2008 ballot initiative expected to generate $40 billion in transportation revenue over 30 years in Los Angeles.

He serves as a contributing columnist for the Los Angeles Business Journal writing on the intersection of business, economics, politics, culture and society, and on the boards of Inner-City Arts, an organization that educates inner city students in digital animation and the arts and the Story Project, a nonprofit that connects entertainment industry executives to inner city students. Rob earned his B.A. in public policy and political philosophy from Claremont McKenna College.