Robert L. Wallace ME'78
Mr. Robert L. Wallace President/CEO/Founder, BITHGROUP Technologies, Inc. CEO/Founder, BITHENERGY, Inc. Founder, EntreTeach Learning Systems, LLC Affiliate Professor of Business, Loyola University
Robert L. Wallace is an accomplished engineer, entrepreneur, author, business consultant and internationally-known keynote speaker. He is the founder of three companies - BITHGROUP Technologies, Inc., BITHENERGY, Inc., and EntreTeach Learning Systems, LLC. BITHGROUP Technologies, Inc. is a successful information technology services company that specializes in managed security services, health information systems, infrastructure IT services, wireless engineering, and biometrics. BITHENERGY, Inc. is a dynamic energy engineering and management company that develops and implements energy management, energy efficiency, and renewable energy solutions for government and commercial clients. Mr. Wallace also founded EntreTeach Learning Systems, LLC, through which he conducts economic and entrepreneurial research and has authored five best selling books that provide solutions for addressing the unique challenges facing small, emerging, women-owned, and minority-owned companies. His ground breaking research through has provided the foundation for his entrepreneurial training programs that have benefited entrepreneurs throughout world.
Mr. Wallace graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Engineering, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics. It was at Pennsylvania where he began his foundational research on innovative emerging energy technologies. He earned his Masters of Business Administration from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and was awarded a Doctorate of Humane letter from Sojourner Douglas College. Prior to starting his own companies, he worked for IBM, DuPont, Procter & Gamble, and Westinghouse. He was a highly sought after advisor for numerous business executives and political leaders. He was recently chosen by the Mayor of Baltimore City to lead the newly-created Mayor’s Council on Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises. He has served as Chairperson for the State of Maryland Information Technology Board (ITB), the Governor’s Advanced Technology Commission, Small Business Task Force, Minority Business Task Force, and the BRAC Commission. He currently co-chairs the Commerce and Infrastructure Committee for the Maryland/Liberia Sister City Agreement, Maryland’s first sister city agreement with an African nation and is an Affiliate Professor of Business at the Sellinger School of Business, Loyola University, where he lectures on the power and promise of innovation in the global economy.
Mr. Wallace is a committed and passionate and generously gives of his time and resources to uplift humanity. He has helped fund major humanitarian projects around the world and unselfishly serves on numerous private and civic boards. Some of these boards include the Baltimore Workforce Investment Board, the Tech Council of Baltimore, the Kennedy Krieger Institute, the Baltimore Center Club Membership Committee, and the National Minority Supplier Development Council. He is also a prolific author who reaches a host of readers and viewers throughout the world via diverse media outlets. He has authored numerous articles and books on entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, wealth creation strategies and urban economic development and the following books:
- 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 Alliances: An Entrepreneur’s Guide To Joint Ventures And Alliances (Dearborn Publishers, Fall 2004)
- The Ssese Principles: Guidelines for Creating Wealth through Faith (AuthorHouse, spring 2005)
- The Color of a Billion: Women and Minorities Who Are Building Billion Dollar Enterprises (forthcoming)
- Green Gold: Building Wealth in the Green Industry through Alliances and Partnerships (forthcoming)
- CRASH: Business Lessons from the Emerging World (forthcoming)
Robert’s blending of the theoretical aspects of entrepreneurial success – success profiling and success modeling – with the practical day-to-day wisdom of starting and building actual businesses, helps make him a true global, renaissance entrepreneur.