Rob Emrich is a serial entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of Gimbal Inc., a marketing technology that unites the physical and digital worlds. Gimbal recently acquired Drawbridge Media and counts over 10,000 customers including global giants like Ford, Citibank, Walgreens, and even small neighborhood businesses. This is a company that has received over $90 million in investment fundings from giants like AEG. Additionally, Gimbal was recognized for its remarkable growth as number 66 on the Inc. 500 and number 34 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500.
Quite impressive yet not surprising is that Rob has a stellar reputation as a man with five other venture startups, all extremely successful, and he has also been featured in the New York Times bestselling books "The Lean Entrepreneur" and "21 Questions for 21 Millionaires." With all of this critical acclaim, though, what's very impressive about Rob is the fact that he also actively engages in philanthropic work with a specific interest in pediatric cancer.
What you’ll learn about in this episode:
- The bleeding-edge marketing technology Gimbal Inc. develops, and how CEO and founder Rob Emrich has helped steer Gimbal's profound growth
- Balancing consumers' privacy with the marketing needs of retailers
- The ethical challenges behind the ever-evolving privacy concerns of consumers in today’s always-on world
- Adversities Rob has faced in his career and the lessons he learned from those challenges
- When to push for what you believe in and when to quit, and how to decide which position to take
- Rob’s thoughts on integrating your personal and professional lives to maintain a positive perspective
- How technology can both connect and isolate us from each other, and why taking a step back is important
- Rob's strategies for stress management and successfully adapting to change
- The transformative moments of Rob's life and how they altered his outlook
- Rob's wisdom for managing and successfully mastering the complexity of the business world
- Using today's emerging technological tools to solve tomorrow's problems