Bill Robbins runs his own show at Convergent Management, Inc. (Los Angeles, CA), a consulting and advisory firm through which he shares his expertise and insights with entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals who seek well reasoned, practical, actionable advice on executive management, strategy, business development and administration. Bill also advises business owners and families about creating and administering retirement plans, family trusts and intergenerational succession plans, including care for aging parents, based on his professional and personal experience with these important matters.
Bill draws upon more than three decades 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 managerial acumen, experience with financial and legal matters, diligent administration, and his sensitivity to the nuances of personalities and interpersonal relationships, colleagues and family members alike have come to rely upon him for assistance with setting up and managing trusts, real estate, business interests, and with handling the practicalities of generational succession, care of aging parents, and wealth transfer.
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, and understands the challenges and opportunities available to owners of small businesses. 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 to bike, snowsport and sporting goods retailers across much of the U.S.
Convergent Management is where Bill “brings it all together,” to help clients bring their own business and personal goals to fruition. People who work with Bill appreciate his expansive knowledge, domain expertise, candor and sense of humor.
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 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 creates website content.
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