Rob Emrich is a serial entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of Gimbal, which was named the fastest growing tech company company by the LA Business Journal in 2016.
Gimbal is the market leader in the emerging category of physical world marketing automation. The company counts over 10,000 end customers including Ford, Citibank, Walgreens and other Fortune 500 firms. Gimbal has received over $90 million in investment from institutions like Qualcomm, AEG, Zebra Technologies, and SK Group and has won many awards like Tie50, Plug and Play Expo, and ranked #66 on the Inc 500.
Before Gimbal, Rob started five other ventures and has a lifetime record of 4 wins and 1 loss. As a prolific angel, he has invested in over 20 companies and has been a mentor for the accelerators Hub Ventures and Founders Factory. Rob has been featured in the The New York Times Bestselling book The Lean Entrepreneur & 21 Questions for 21 Millionaires. He has been recognized by the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and ‘Forty under 40′ (at age 25). He is an active member in the Young Presidents’ Organization and a member of the Digital Advisory Committee at The Alliance for Audited Media.
Rob has done more community service than courts demand of white collar criminals. In addition to serving on corporate boards, Rob has sat on nonprofit and community boards of various Jewish organizations, The Tobacco Public Policy Center, The Alliance for Nonprofit Insurers, the PBS Documentary on Pediatric Cancer A Lion in the House, and continues his philanthropic work with his family through The Emrich Foundation, a donor advised fund at The American Endowment Foundation.
Rob received a scholarship to attend The Ohio State University Honors Program, and graduated with Research Distinction. He loves adventure travel and backcountry camping and has walked over 1,000 miles of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to New York.