Robert ‘Bob’ Brakeman is an independent product development, supply chain and manufacturing consultant, and works with some of the most recognized brands in the product development and contract manufacturing space. Bob has over 20 years’ experience in business operations, manufacturing and finance, and provides strategic, business development and business operations guidance to a broad range of clients. Previously, Bob was a Business Unit Director at Jabil Circuit and managed the Jabil Emerging Tech (JET) business unit, focused on engaging with and developing early stage hardware companies. Prior to Jabil, Bob ran Global Sales Operations at PCH International. Bob has a BA in Economics from Syracuse University and attended graduate school for finance at UC Berkeley.