“If it’s possible, consider it done. If it’s impossible, do it anyway.”
Robert’s signature statement has propelled him to the forefront of the business, community leadership, volunteerism, fund raising, and event management realms of life.
Robert’s achievements span the service, hospitality and healthcare industries. He served in senior healthcare leadership positions at several Maritime healthcare centres before establishing Crothall Services Canada. After leading the company to nearly $30 million in annual revenues Robert sold the business and remains Chair of the Crothall Group.
Robert is a long-time, active leader in the community, particularly in fundraising, strategic consulting and event management. As a result, Robert was presented with the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for outstanding and exemplary achievement in community service in 2002. In 2003, he received the Association of Fundraising Professionals Volunteer of the Year Award. In 2006, he was recognized by the Canadian College of Health Service Executives as the outstanding alumnus of the year, and in 2008 was named the Chair’s Award Winner for Distinguished Service by Canadian College of Health Service Executives.
A tireless volunteer for such organizations as Dalhousie University, The IWK Health Centre Foundation, The Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia, Mount Saint Vincent University, The United Way, The Nova Scotia Arthritis Society, Neptune Theatre and the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Robert believes in giving back to his community.
Robert is an alumnus of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award; a winner of the Award for Excellence and Innovation by the Canadian College of Health Service Executives; and was named to the Top 50 CEOs in Atlantic Canada list by Atlantic Business Magazine every year from 1999 to 2005. In 2004 Robert received the Vision Award for Outstanding Achievement from the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia. In 2005, he was inducted into the Atlantic Business Magazine Top 50 CEOs Hall of Fame; and currently serves as a judge. In 2008 Robert was appointed an Honorary Trustee of the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia, as well as to their Capital Campaign Cabinet.