Robert is an open source executive, solution seller, architect, developer, evangelist, and entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in sales and management experience with Fortune 50 to SMBs.

Robert engages with small to Fortune 500 companies in order to increase immediate revenue, and reduce long-term support and maintenance costs. Robert is an international, well known, and respected speaker and contributor in the open source and hosting communities especially as President Emeritus of Joomla, member of Make WordPress Hosting, and contributor to ICANN At-Large.

Robert founded Arc Technology Group in 2000 becoming the lead Joomla consultancy in North America. Arc’s clients included Fortune 500 firms, Microsoft, Abbott Laboratories, and Eli Lilly. Robert is currently President Emeritus of the open source project Joomla serving as President from 2017 - 2018, contributor to the Make WordPress Hosting team, and Chair for the Technical Outreach Working Group of the Internet Infrastructure Coalition. Robert is available at robertjacobi.com as well as @robertjacobi.

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