Bill Robbins runs his own show at Convergent Management, Inc. (Los Angeles, CA), a private advisory firm through which he shares his expertise and insights with business owners, professionals and individuals who seek well reasoned, practical, actionable advice on management, finances and generational succession. Bill also manages family trusts, investments, and real estate properties.
Bill draws upon more than three decades of experience and accomplishment in the corporate and start-up worlds, 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 (dba Convergent Ventures), Bill started up, financed and managed university spin-out companies from Caltech and UCLA and 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 his managerial accumen, experience with financial and legal matters, and his sensitivity to the nuances of personalities and interpersonal relationships, colleagues and family members alike have come to rely upon Bill for assistance with setting up and managing trusts, estates, and the practicalities of generational succession 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, motivated by his passions for cycling and winter sports, Bill founded and managed a company (dba Convergent Cycling & Performance Products) with 23 independent sales representatives that sold wearable impact protection gear 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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