As the Founder & CEO of Foxcode, Robert Willis leads the company’s investment activities, advisory services, capital raising and strategic direction. He has more than 25 years of experience in industries from investment banking and finance to energy, infrastructure, telecommunications and technology.
In 2008, he led the acquisition of nsoro, LLC by MasTec, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange-listed company. nsoro is a telecommunications services firm responsible for building and maintaining the wireless network for companies such as AT&T in the United States and India. He is senior advisor and acting President of the nsoro/MasTec division.
Prior to Foxcode, he founded Alpine Computer Systems, a network operating systems company, at the age of 15 and as the Principal Owner and Chief Executive Officer grew the company to over $35 million in revenue. Alpine was on the Inc. 500’s list of the fastest growing companies in the United States for three consecutive years before he orchestrated a $25 million strategic merger of Alpine with the Delphi Group, a UK company listed on the London Stock Exchange. As President of the IT division and CIO of the Delphi Group, he supervised the acquisition of 35 companies. He helped to orchestrate the sale of Delphi to Adecco S.A., a Fortune Global 500 company, and served as the Executive Vice President of the IT division.
In July 2004, he formed Gaming VC, an entity that he used to acquire a European online gaming company. In December 2005, under his lead, Gaming VC acquired and subsequently performed an initial public offering in the amount of $160 million on the London Stock Exchange. He served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the publicly traded company. He has since sold all of his interests in Gaming VC although the company continues to operate and trade on the London Stock Exchange.
He received an honorary Ph.D. from Newbury College and served on its board of directors. He lives in Miami and Philadelphia. He is on the board of the nsoro Foundation.