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Bill Robbins runs Convergent Management, Inc. (Los Angeles, CA), a management consulting and advisory firm through which he shares his expertise and insights with entrepreneurs, small business owners and professionals who seek soundly reasoned, unvarnished, practical, actionable advice on executive management, strategy, business development, financial management and administration. Bill also advises business owners and families about managing properties, creating and administering retirement plans and family trusts, and about intergenerational succession plans, including care for aging parents, based on his professional and personal experience with these important matters. 

Bill draws upon a full and varied career’s worth of experience and accomplishment in the corporate and start-up worlds (domestic and international), in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical technology industries, in advanced materials, in consumer health products and healthcare delivery, in technology transfer, and in seed-stage investing and venture development. As a founder and managing director of Convergent Investors, LLC (then dba Convergent Ventures), Bill started up, financed and managed university spin-out companies from Caltech and UCLA. With his expertise in academic biomedical research, technnology transfer and commercialization, Bill also served on the national boards of two philanthropic organizations focused on supporting world-class research in the life sciences, medicine and technology in Israel.

Thanks to Bill’s sensitivity to the nuances of personalities and interpersonal relationships, his candor, and his sense of humor, clients, colleagues and family members alike have come to rely upon him for assistance with matters that go well beyond the typical consulting or advisory engagement.

Married to a pediatric dentist, Bill has a special appreciation for the education, hard work and dedication required to build and manage a successful healthcare practice. As a small business owner in his his own right, Bill founded and managed a company (then dba Convergent Cycling & Performance Products) with 23 independent sales representatives that sold wearable impact protection products to cycling and sporting goods retailers across much of the U.S.

Through Convergent Management, Bill help’s clients bring their own business and personal goals to fruition.

Bill is also a published author of non-fiction books and articles on business and topics of personal interest, and has edited books by authors from the US, Ireland, Israel and Italy. Bill edits and proofreads manuscripts for medical, dental, technical, scholarly and special-interest books, academic and professional journals and magazines. Bill also writes and designs website content and is a frequent online commenter on topics of particular interest and importance.

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