After spending just a few moments with Robert L. Wallace, you will quickly see that he has a deep passion for business, technology, entrepreneurship, the eradication of world poverty and the betterment of humanity. In what would normally take others, a lifetime to achieve Mr. Wallace has achieved in a few short years.
You will first notice that Mr. Wallace lives what he preaches. Bob is an internationally-recognized expert and speaker on business economics, entrepreneurship, wealth creation, economic development and technology integration. He has taken his motivational message all over North America and throughout the world to such countries as Ghana, Brazil, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Singapore, South Africa, Zimbabwe, China, Zambia and many others. Robert has had the distinct honor of being invited to be the commencement speaker at both the University of Eastern Africa, at Baraton, Kenya, as well as Solusi University in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe – two of the largest and most respected universities in Africa.
He has founded numerous companies and is currently the President and CEO of BITHGROUP Technologies, Inc. (www.bithgroup.com). BITHGROUP is a successful technology and engineering company that specializes in wireless engineering, wireless network security, systems development, IP Telephony and off-shoring services. This company provides technology and engineering services to both the commercial and government sectors. He later founded EntreTeach Learning Systems, LLC (www.entreteach.com) which provides e-learning and educational consulting services to corporations, government, small businesses, and microenterprises. EntreTeach clients include the National Football League, Toyota, National Institute of Health, and the Mississippi Development Authority. Mr. Wallace has recently embarked on his first international acquisition as he has teamed with investors from Great Britain, South Africa, and Zimbabwe to purchase a clothing manufacturing plant in Zimbabwe.
Born and raised in the Cherry Hill community of South Baltimore, Robert graduated from the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and later matriculated at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, he worked for DuPont in its Field Engineering Division. Bob would later begin his graduate studies at the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College, earning a Master’s of Business Administration. In 2000, Robert was awarded a Doctorate of Humane Letters from Sojourner Douglas College. It was during his tenure at Dartmouth though that Mr. Wallace began his groundbreaking research on the traits and characteristics of successful entrepreneurs.
From this research, which has now spanned more than thirty years, he has authored numerous articles, papers and books on entrepreneurship, wealth creation strategies, intrapreneurship, business economics and success engineering™. His books, some of which are being translated into different languages, are being used to educate business leaders and entrepreneurs the world over. These highly acclaimed books include: Black Wealth Through Black Entrepreneurship (Duncan & Duncan, 1993), Black Wealth: Your Road to Small Business Success (John Wiley & Sons, 2000), Soul Food: 52 Principles of Entrepreneurial Success (Perseus Books, 2000), Strategic Partnerships: An Entrepreneur’s Guide To Joint Ventures And Alliances (Dearborn Publishers, Fall 2004), and The Ssese Principles: Guidelines For Creating Wealth Through Faith (Authorhouse Publishers, Spring 2005). He is currently working on his next two book projects: The Color of a Billion: How Woman and Minority Businesses Are Creating Billion Dollar Enterprises and Crash: Business Lessons From The Emerging World.
Prior to starting his own companies, Wallace worked for such corporations as IBM, DuPont, Procter & Gamble, and ECS Technologies. He has served on the transition teams for numerous governors and other elected officials. Committed to service and duty, Mr. Wallace has served as Chairman of the State of Maryland Information Technology Board (ITB), Consultant to the City of Baltimore ITB, as a Commissioner on the State’s Advanced Technology Commission (Pappas Commission) and the Minority Business Reform Commission. Mr. Wallace serves on numerous boards in the public and private sector as well. Some of these boards include the Baltimore Workforce Investment Board, Kennedy-Krieger Institute, the Baltimore Center Stage Playhouse, and the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. He is an ordained Elder in the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
He is married to the former Carolyn W. Green and lives with his wife, five children and five grandchildren in Maryland.