Bob Stolle is Senior Vice President of Policy and Regional Initiatives at Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology (CIT). His responsibilities include coordinating programs and policy initiatives across four CIT service lines that work to expand commercialization, capital formation, market development, and revenue generation services in Virginia.
Representing CIT, Bob serves on the GO Virginia Guideline Workgroup, he is on the executive committee of the University Based Economic Developers (UBED), the GENEDGE Alliance, and is on the Boards of eight regional technology Councils in Virginia. He co-Chaired “Technology, Innovation & Startups” for the Virginia Chamber’s “Blueprint Virginia” strategic plan, and he serves on the Investment Advisory Board for the Launch Place Seed Fund in Danville.
Bob served in several key positions for the Commonwealth of Virginia during the administration of Governor George Allen, including Secretary of Commerce and Trade where he was responsible for 15 state agencies and promoting economic and community development in the Commonwealth. Since then, he has served on the technology transitions teams for Governors Warner, Kaine, McDonnell, McAuliffe, and Northam. In the private sector, he started and grew the Greater Richmond Technology Council (now RVAtech) to 400 corporate members. Bob was Executive Vice President and COO of Richmond-based Core Consulting and, previously, engineering director for the global leader in military and space simulation and training systems. Bob has an engineering degree from the US Naval Academy. He served on active duty and in the Reserves as a Navy pilot and retired with the rank of Commander.