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.