Robert V. Binder

Robert V Binder

Who Am I?

My career is a story of serial entrepreneurship and state-of-the-art software development. I understand how technology stacks make money and how to build them. I am an idea man who turns visions into high-value systems. Like a hot-rodder, I love to create unique high-performance solutions blending best practices and far-out technology.  Although I have recently specialized in advanced automated testing, I am primarily a builder of systems.

As the Chief Everything Officer (CEO) of a mobile space start-up, I sat in the DEMO hot seat, lead NIST-funded R&D, and shipped six commercial releases. A Sand Hill Road VC I pitched described this as “tearing it out of the ground with your bare hands.”  more …

I made sure the Chicago Board Options Exchange launched CBOE Direct with zero defects so that it now flawlessly handles millions of trades moving billions of dollars every day.  more …

When Microsoft had to prove compliance with a US anti-trust decree, they asked me to help define a process to assure that hundreds of offshore contractors produced robust test suites. After three years of intense effort, a Federal Judge closed the case. Microsoft embedded the resulting technology in twenty of its product groups. more … 

In both projects, billions of dollars and organizational viability was at stake. Just like my start-up work, I sold and made the deals, architected solutions inside and out, and managed the people.

I’ve published books, hundreds of articles, and training content that practitioners buy and academics respect. I’ve been an invited keynote speaker at prestigious technical conferences around the world. more …

And yes, there’s even more …

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