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.


Next Availability:

13 Feb 2023



Employment History


Independent Strategy Consultant


2021 - present

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

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



Next Availability:

13 Feb 2023



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