Rob Eckardt is an angel investor and business advisor for early stage growth companies that develop and market innovative, disruptive products and services. He has over 25 years experience as a sales executive with technology solutions companies, most recently with Fusion-io (IPO in 2011) and 3PAR (IPO in 2007, acquired by Hewlett Packard (HPQ) in 2010). He was a board member at CygNet Software for five years leading to a successful M&A event in 2011 (sold to Weatherford International – NYSE:WFT). Rob actively supports education-centric non-profits such as the Evans Scholars Foundation and Quest Academy. Rob and his family reside in Kildeer, IL.