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Robert H. Hacker works at the nexus of education, entrepreneurship, and technology. He is the co-founder and Director of StartUP FIU, a university-wide initiative in entrepreneurship and innovation. He teaches entrepreneurship, 4IR technology and mental frameworks at FIU and previously taught at MIT Sloan (IAP). | 305-742-8222 email rhhfla at gmail dot com


Robert H. Hacker is a business strategist, financial consultant, author, college professor, and speaker. M | 305-742-8222 e | rhhfla at gmail dot com

He manages GH Capital. He has an extensive background as an international finance executive and strategy consultant. During his thirty-year career, he has raised over $1.2 billion in capital, served as the CFO of a publicly-traded company and managed an emerging market company in Asia. He has arranged one IPO and three secondary equity offerings in public markets.

Bob managed an emerging market company that grew from $40 million to $1 billion in annual revenues in seven years and was publicly traded. He has served as a Chief Financial Officer for 14 years for both startups and mature companies. Bob provided strategy consulting for 10 years to Japanese Fortune 500 companies, including Marubeni Corporation, Mitsubishi Corporation, Daiei, Fujitsu, Nisho Iwai, and UNY. He began his career as a lending officer with Chase Manhattan Bank serving public sector and private companies in Latin America.

He has wide ranging industry experience, including telecommunications, IT and network infrastructure, retailing, fashion & beauty, printing and business services. He has worked extensively in Asia and Latin America and speaks fluent Spanish.

He is also the former CFO of One Laptop Per Child, Nicholas Negroponte's project to provide free laptops to children in the developing world. As an Adjunct Professor at Florida International University (FIU), Bob teaches courses in small business management and entrepreneurship at the Engineering School and is a frequent speaker on business models and business plans. He is a member of the Board of the Eugenio Pino & Family Global Entrepreneurship Center at FIU. In 2011-2013 he taught a course in social entrepreneurship at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
He earned a Masters of Business Administration in Finance with Honors from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Hamilton College.

He is the author of Billion Dollar Company: An entrepreneur's guide to business models for high growth companies. Website:

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Bob manages GH Capital, a financial consulting boutique in Miami that focuses on growth strategies, acquisitions and complex problems for early stage and middle market companies in North and South America. For 35 years he has worked in the private sector principally in Asia and Latin America. He built a billion dollar publicly traded company in Indonesia and prior to that provided strategy consulting for ten years to Fortune 500 companies in Japan. He began his career as a lending officer with Chase Manhattan Bank. He is the former Chief Financial Officer of One Laptop per Child Association and an adjunct professor of entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship at Florida International University in the Honors College and the Graduate School of Engineering. He has taught a course in social entrepreneurship in January 2011-2015 at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He also teaches the local and national Goldman Sachs 10KSB program. He is the author of "Billion Dollar Company: An entrepreneur's guide to business models for high growth companies" and "Scaling Social Entrepreneurship". He also does paid workshops in Spanish and English on a wide range of business topics related to finance, leadership, entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship. "My interest in technology is what gets me up in the morning; my ability to develop strategies is how I differentiate everything I do; my knowledge of finance is how I earn much of my living."