Robert Fisher, Ph.D.

Global Scientific Consultant | Food, Beverage & Ingredient | Business Development, Innovation & Commercialization|

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menu Summary

Building and executing innovation to drive business results.

I specialize in the food and agriculture global industries from concept through commercialization for Fortune 500, mid sized and start up companies.

A record of strengthening and growing businesses, identifying and implementing innovative technologies, building consumer & ingredient products from concept to the market with technical leadership. Adept at open innovation, change management, voice of customer, quality systems and cost reduction methodologies to enhance focus and success.

Able to translate complex technical issues into understood benefits and results. Extensive network within universities, government, and food industries. Experience with intellectual property development and licensing.

Have provided business and technical leadership as a member of non profit and private company Boards of Directors.

Specialties include:
New Business Development
Global Research & Development Leadership
New Product & Technology Development
Open Innovation
Intellectual Property & Licensing Experience
Organizational development
Strategic Planning
Change management

Outside of work I enjoy my family, work on my daughter's education fund (The Christine L. Fisher Early Childhood Education Fund) improve my golf game and enjoy fast cars.

work Experience

Advisory Board Member

South Pier Capital, Inc.

May 2016 - December 2016

Technical Advisory Board Member

Sargento Foods

March 2015 - Present

Advise and support SVP Innovation and technical team on food science and industry technical matters.

Food Consultant

Fisher Consulting Partners, LLC

January 2014 - Present

Provide scientific and business consulting services for innovation, business development and venture capital in consumer goods and ingredient companies along with nonprofits based in agriculture, food / beverage , and health & wellness.

Technical Advisory Board Member

Bush Brothers & Company

February 2011 - Present

Advise and support R&D organization along with President & CEO on food science and industry technical matters.

stars Convetit Experience

Participated on a Sprint on

Growth Opportunities for Spices, Seasonings, Condiments, & Toppings

02/2017 - 04/2017

Participated on an Advisory Board on

#Financial Wellness #FinTech #Personal Finance #Savings

02/2017 - 03/2017

Participated on an Advisory Board on

#Healthcare & Lifesciences #Crop Science #Consumer Health #Consumer & Consumption TRENDS #Technological Innovation #Technology & Business Solutions #Innovation #Trends and foresight


Participated on a Sprint on

Top Trends in Personalized Nutrition


Participated on a Sprint on

Best Practices Guidelines for Facilitation


Participated on a Sprint on

Enhancing the Convetit Facilitator Experience in 2016


Participated on a Sprint on

Shifting Towards Consumer-First Product Development