Robert Wallace (businessman)
Robert “Bob” L. Wallace
August 16, 1956
Robert “Bob” L. Wallace (born August 16, 1956) is an American entrepreneur, author, entrepreneurship consultant, and keynote speaker, specializing in the industries of engineering, energy, information technology, and executive coaching. Bithenergy Inc,
Wallace was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on August 16, 1956 and grew up in the South Baltimore neighborhood of Cherry Hill. As one of five boys born to parents who migrated to Baltimore in their early years, the family struggled to overcome poverty, racism, and social dysfunction. While Bob’s older brothers served in the Vietnam War and became career soldiers, Robert was the first son in his family to attend college.
After training and experience gained at organizations such as IBM, Westinghouse, DuPont, and Procter & Gamble, Wallace went on to establish three companies: BITHGROUP Technologies, Inc., a health IT, education IT, and enterprise services provider; Bithenergy, Inc., a renewable energy services and energy technology company; and Robert Wallace Media, which includes RobertWallace.com and EntreTeach Learning Systems, LLC.
Wallace has authored several books on entrepreneurship development, wealth creation, strategic partnerships, and the intersection between “spiritual fortitude” and entrepreneurial success. These books include:
- Black Wealth: Your Road to Small Business Success
- Strategic Partnerships: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Joint Ventures and Alliances
- The Ssese Principles: Guidelines for Creating Wealth Through Faith
- Soul Food: 52 Principles for Black Entrepreneurial Success
- Black Wealth Through Black Entrepreneurship
- Let God Be God: Using God’s Disruptive Power to Change Your Life & the World
Personal life and community service
Wallace has been married to his wife, Carolyn, since 1978. They have five children and ten grandchildren. A church elder, Wallace frequently leads groups on mission trips to various countries in Africa and Latin America, where he has helped start businesses, orphanages, medical clinics, and schools. Wallace’s influence has taken on a global dimension as he regularly mentors entrepreneurs, community leaders, and STEM students from all over the world.
Wallace helped establish Global Vessels International, a faith-based nonprofit that pursues humanitarian projects around the world to meet the physical, economic, and emotional, and spiritual needs of people in emerging nations.
Wallace earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics at the University of Pennsylvania , and his MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where he began his research on the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs using his “success profiling” and “success modeling” techniques . He was also awarded a Doctorate of Humane Letters (honorary) from Sojourner-Douglass College.
Garnering 47,275 votes, Wallace made history by becoming the first independent candidate for Mayor of Baltimore City, effectively altering the political dynamics of the City of Baltimore. His other notable accomplishments include:
- Most Influential Business Leader Award
- Better Business Journal Top 10 Technology Company
- SBA Unsung Hero Award
- Top 100 Minority Business Executive
- Daily Record Most Admired CEO
- The Daily Record Innovator of the Year
- University of Pennsylvania, National Society of Black Engineers, Lifetime Achievement Award
- Minority Business Hall of Fame
- Howard County NAACP - Platinum Year Service Award
Wallace serves on the Board of Regents for the University System of Maryland, the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC) , Kennedy Krieger Institute , ROCA, Global Vessels International, and the Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council.
Robert Wallace in the Media
- "Robert Wallace, Bithenergy, Saw Green Early On : I95 Business". i95business.com. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
- "Dr. Robert Wallace | SJF Institute". www.sjfinstitute.org. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
- "Bio". Robert Wallace. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
- "Robert Wallace T'84". www.tuck.dartmouth.edu. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
- Gaskill, Hannah (2020-05-20). "With Primary Looming, Businessman Enters Race for Mayor of Baltimore as an Independent". Maryland Matters. Retrieved 2020-06-26.
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