Rob Martin is President of BrandSync Benefit Corporation, a Richmond-Virginia public affairs and business consulting firm. He co-founded the firm in 1999 with his father, David Martin, the founder of the Martin Agency – a leading U.S. advertising agency. BrandSync helps institutions, businesses, non-profit organizations, and government entities grow by designing and implementing strategic communications and public affairs programs. Through BrandSync, Rob also founded United Virginia Education Fund a 501c3 non-profit social enterprise development organization. Today, United Virginia is one of the Top Kiva Trustees for microfinance lending in the United States. Rob is co-founder and board member of the Social Enterprise Alliance-Virginia Chapter and also serves on the Advisory Council of the VCU Center on Transition Innovations. He graduated from VCU’s Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Program (2012) and VCU International Business Certificate Program (2013). He is co-founder of the Virginia Chapter of the Social Enterprise Alliance the RVA Social Entrepreneurs Meetup – a community of 500+ passionate entrepreneurs committed to the belief that our enterprises can be vehicles for positive social change. Rob received his B.A. in Psychology from Middlebury College, and his M.S.W. from Virginia Commonwealth University.