Rob Donnelly has 15-plus years of board and CEO-level experience creating and building companies in the technology and life science sectors.
Donnelly provides CEO advisory and senior executive coaching services. He has a background in engineering, product development and marketing within the medical device industry, and he has investment banking experience through an East Coast private equity firm.
He specializes in start-ups and building businesses in the health, nutrition and natural product industries that affect quality of life and provide overall health and wellness benefits.
A seasoned entrepreneur and investor, Donnelly launches new ventures in the medical and corporate wellness markets. In one instance he drove investments in medical technology and the fund performed ahead of its peer group to achieve a top decile rating. He actively pursues and develops new products, formulations and brands and continually launches new ventures in this field.
Since 2011 Donnelly has served as CEO of Ultra Immune, a company that he founded to create a daily immune supplement from all-natural ingredients. In 2009, he co-founded cGate Health with DFJ Mercury, a Houston-based venture capital company. Donnelly created a technology solution to better connect clinical laboratories with a range of wellness and healthcare providers.
From 2000 to 2005, Donnelly served as founding Principal at Genesis Park, a private equity and venture capital firm, which specializes in investing in start-ups in the IT, telecommunications and life sciences markets. He held a number of positions in this Houston-based company, including leading the Investment Committee and driving investment in emerging medical technology.
Donnelly has also been a General Partner in Guardian Ventures from 2000 to present, which launches new products and businesses in the nutrition and natural health industry. By leveraging technological advances with premium ingredients and sustainable manufacturing processes, this company offers a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. The company is responsible for creating, developing and sourcing new product ingredients and is involved in nutrition, health supplements, personal care and wellness product initiatives.
Previously, Donnelly served as Director of Operations at Houston Technology Center (HTC), which assisted emerging technology companies in the Houston area.
Donnelly received a B.S. in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University and an M.B.A. in Finance from Southern Methodist University – Cox School of Business.