Robert Pearlstein - Alliance Director

Areas of Expertise include: Business Planning   Operations Strategy   Sales & Marketing   Strategic Planning   


Robert Pearlstein is the President and CEO of Qanopy Group, a Silicon Valley-based business development firm focusing on bringing deep technology to market. Robert has more than 30 years of experience assisting Global 2000 companies commercialize R&D and emerging technologies in the areas of AI, robotics, augmented reality, advanced materials and more.

Robert has held executive and VP roles in business development and strategy for several venture-backed startups including RingCentral, Sylantro Systems, Visual Edge Technologies and MediaRing.  Just prior to starting Qanopy, Robert served as Vice President, Global Business Development for SRI (Stanford Research Institute) where he directed commercialization, new venture creation, and marketing.  More recently, as President of Qanopy Group, Robert has been working with clients such as Xerox PARC, Sony, Honda, Toyota, Yanmar on technology driven innovation strategies and new business incubation. 

He holds an MBA from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird), a BA from the City University of New York, Queens College and successfully completed the Executive Management Program at Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He is the author of “Built For Global," a step-by-step guide on taking advanced technology to the global market. Robert is a coveted speaker on innovation and expansion - participating as an international keynote on topics including artificial intelligence and advanced robotics. He is proficient in Japanese and Spanish which he continues to study in his free time.  When he is not working, Robert enjoys running, practicing yoga and hiking with his family.