Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Switzer brings to the table an impressive 30-year tenure in business and executive management, fueled by his fervor for nurturing start-ups. His extensive expertise spans a vast spectrum of business aspects, catering to companies of all sizes. This wealth of knowledge encompasses an array of areas, including business start-up consulting, organizational controls, operational design, business development, intellectual property development, profit generation, sales and marketing development, public relations support, trade secret maximization, financial forecasting and modeling, asset management, reorganizations, expansions, mergers and acquisitions, financing, executive management coaching, business valuations, regulatory compliance, divestitures, law, litigation, contract drafting and enforcement, commercial and secured transactions, and intricate dispute resolution. Mr. Switzer has consistently demonstrated his ability to guide businesses from their humble beginnings to achieving multimillion-dollar sales figures. As a reorganization specialist, he has successfully restructured debt and equity, reduced liabilities, rejuvenated net revenue, and orchestrated total turnarounds. His hallmark is the rapid transformation of stagnant or unproductive management pathways into profitable ventures that yield impressive investor returns. Additionally, Robert has consistently doubled and even tripled the value of intellectual property rights for various business entities.
Under Robert's capable leadership, Astera Corporation is poised to introduce "Earth Conscious®" construction materials, including Earthcrete®, and explore other sales channels offering attractive profit margins. Robert's strategic plan is geared towards propelling Earthcrete® towards ambitious sales targets over the next 24 months, while also facilitating significant revenue generation through the launch of a green building materials blockchain coin. In terms of education, Robert holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in Finance with a minor in Economics, from the University of Arizona. He furthered his academic pursuits by completing a Post-Graduate Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego, School of Law in 1989. Additionally, Robert holds licenses as a California Licensed Real Estate Broker and as a Licensed General, Electrical, Landscape, and Pool Contractor. His commitment to coaching extends beyond the boardroom, as he dedicated 14 years to coaching youth football and lacrosse teams.