Pulling from his real-life experiences and extensive research, Bob has authored six books on wealth creation, strategic partnerships, business spirituality, emerging markets and entrepreneurship – and he’s busy writing several more. His books address the challenges faced by women, people of color, and entrepreneurs of all stripes from domestic and global emerging markets. Bob tells the story of these amazing people with an insightful approach that makes his writing equally compelling to large corporations with “intrapreneurial” spirit.
Today, Bob blends his diverse experiences in engineering, energy, technology, and entrepreneurship to educate, entertain and enlighten corporate audiences across industries and demographics. His dynamic keynote presentations and hands-on workshops inspire personal and professional breakthroughs, resulting in bottom-line improvements for groups he has consulted with and spoken to.
When he’s not researching, mentoring or presenting to other business leaders, Bob enjoys spending time with his wife of 43 years, their five children and nine grandchildren. He frequently leads groups on mission trips to various countries in Africa and Latin America, where he has helped start businesses, orphanages and schools. Avid about education, especially STEM programs, he regularly mentors students in high school and college. Bob is a passionate community leader and devoted church elder who believes in the intersection of spirituality and business. He helped establish Global Vessels, a faith-based nonprofit that pursues humanitarian projects around the world to meet the physical needs of people in emerging nations. Through his nonprofit, he has built global relationships that have translated into profitable connections – an example of his motto to “do good while doing well.”
Bob made history two years ago by becoming the first Independent candidate for Mayor to earn a spot on the ballot. Garnering close to 50,000 votes, Mr. Wallace built a coalition that will forever change the political terrain of Baltimore City. Bob serves as Affiliate Professor of Business at the Loyola University Sellinger School of Business, where he lectures on innovation and entrepreneurship in the global economy. Previously, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics at the University of Pennsylvania, and his MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where he began his research on the successful characteristics of entrepreneurs. He was awarded a Doctorate of Humane Letters from Sojourner-Douglass College.
A highly sought-after consultant and advisor for corporate and government leaders, Bob serves on the Board of Regents for the University System of Maryland. He currently serves on the board of the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC), Kennedy Krieger Institute, ROCA, Baltimore Community Lending and the Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council.
Bob seamlessly blends the theoretical traits of entrepreneurial success he’s researched with the real-world insights he’s learned from starting and building actual businesses. With this bold, forward-thinking approach, Bob offers practical advice and proven strategies that give professional audiences a roadmap to achieve their own objectives of success.