robert colvin

Independent Strategy + Business Operations Consultant at Adobe

United States

Bio Summary

Robert has worked in the financial services space over the last +8 years as a strategy consultant and startup operator. His work has also focused on frontier / emerging markets, which includes in-country experience in +10 countries. He is currently focused on applying his experience and knowledge to the Web3.0 space. 

At Dalberg as a strategy consultant, he worked for financial services companies, leading foundations, US government agencies, among others. He also built and managed a center of excellence for a project that staffed +500 consultants globally and was responsible for a majority of global revenue at its peak. He joined Nithio (B2B fintech) when it was pre-revenue and built operational systems from scratch, stood up the firm's first BD unit, and provided other ad hoc strategic advisory services. 

His in-country international experience spans the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe, and Asia: Zambia, Kenya, Jordan, Timor-Leste, Kosovo, Georgia, Ghana, Haiti, Israel / Palestine, Rwanda.

He is currently a freelance strategy and PMO consultant. He is currently supporting a UK education organization's M&A efforts in the EdTech space, and most recently, he completed a go-to-market assignment for a market-leading, PE portfolio company launching a new product in emerging / frontier markets.

Employment History


Independent Strategy Consultant


2021 - present

Washington D.C., DC, USA

Strategy: conduct market research and analysis on potential M&A targets in the EdTech sector; contribute to due diligence questions for transaction advisor and potential acquisition companies around growth strategy and projec ...see more


Director of Strategy AND Client Solutions


September 2019 - March 2021

Washington D.C., DC, USA

Strategy: engaged with leadership to define and quantify 2020 and 2021 operational plan's goals, OKRs, and KPIs; directly supported CEO / COO and equity investors on strategic initiatives; led research to determine feasibilit ...see more

Dalberg Global Development Advisors

Strategy Consultant

Dalberg Global Development Advisors

2015 - 2019

Analysis: created analytical frameworks, conducted qualitative and quantitative analysis, created compelling storylines, and generated actionable insights/recommendations, with a focus on sustainable finance and social impact ...see more

Crown Agents

Senior Project Specialist Program Manager

Crown Agents

2013 - 2015

Program management: managed budgeting, revenue/cash flow forecasting, work planning, and project start-up for several large, complex international projects; managed cross-functional teams to pursue complex proposals.


Master's in Government

Georgetown University


Bachelor's in Political Science

Washington University in St. Louis


Language Skills

Country Experience

Haiti Israel Jordan Pakistan Rwanda Somalia Timor-Leste United Kingdom United States Zambia


Information Technology



Business Process Management,

Change & Implementation,

Dashboard Development,

Strategy Execution,

Monitoring & Evaluation,

Project Management,

Business Development,

Business Case,

Benchmarking & Best Practice,

Corporate Strategy,

Growth Strategy,

New Business Build,

Strategic Planning,

Strategic Management

Education and Training

Program Management


Portfolio Management

Marketing and Public Relations

Competitive Analysis,

Market Research


Sustainable Investing