With an extensive background in law, finance, tax, and regulatory consulting, Robert has built a career at the intersection of innovation and expertise. After earning his law degree, Robert began his career at KPMG, where he specialized in corporate reorganization, mergers and acquisitions, and multi-state tax product development and implementation. In 1998, Robert was asked to join BDO Seidman to lead the company’s Los Angeles State and Local Tax practice. During this time, he successfully developed a number of regulatory data solutions, implemented several high-profile corporate reorganizations, and created new tax products and strategies utilized by banks and multinational corporations.
In 1999, Robert continued his commitment to combining technology, analytics, and regulatory expertise by founding First Capitol Consulting. Specializing in tax credits, data solutions, and quality of workplace, the company laid the groundwork for Trusaic’s eventual expansion in areas such as the Affordable Care Act and Pay Equity. In 2004, Robert founded US Metro Bank, an innovative disruptor in the field of mobile banking, and served as Vice Chair of the Board until 2013. In 2006, Robert developed TaxAdvantageSM in partnership with Intuit, providing tax-centric data solutions for Intuit Employment Management Service’s 1.4 million customers. This technology, along with others developed by Trusaic, continue to be used by successful companies worldwide.
Robert holds a B.S. in Business Administration from University of Southern California and a J.D. from Loyola Law School. He is a member of the California State Bar Association, has served as a member of the National Advisory Board for the Asian American Justice Center, and is a former President of the Korean American Bar Association. He is a former trustee for the USC Pacific Asia Museum, a former board member for MTV’s Rock the Vote, and was honored as a Man of LA by The Women’s Foundation. Robert is editor-in-chief of the publications The ACA Times, PayParitySM Post, Workforce, and Data Driven.