An Innovation, Investment, Strategy, and Development Consulting Firm

With decades in the private, government, and not-for-profit sectors, Robinson Ventures has gained invaluable experience that can help your company move itself to the next level.

As a strategy and development consulting firm, Robinson Ventures helps companies to improve performance through analysis of existing business problems and the development of future plans. Involving the identification and cross-fertilization of best practices, analytical techniques, change management and coaching skills, technology implementations, strategy development or even the simple advantage of an outsider's perspective, Robinson Ventures brings formal frameworks and methodologies to identify problems and suggest more effective or efficient ways of performing business tasks.

Robinson Ventures forms bridges between academia, firms, and thought leaders in other fields. As a result, our approach uses a variety of tools and techniques to approach business problems. We pride ourselves on not only suggesting changes but also staying to help with the implementation of the recommendations.





With 30+ years of experience in management, strategy, investment, innovation, and leadership within both large, complex corporations as well as small, entrepreneurial companies, Cian Robinson is a decades long entrepreneur in the healthcare, information technology and management consulting fields. His specialties include implementation of strategies that take concepts from idea to implementation, to goal achievement, and finally organizational impact. An entrepreneurial leader, he is an expert at building and nurturing teams, partnerships, and coalitions.

Cian is the President of Robinson Ventures, LLC, a management consulting, and venture capital firm. Most recently Cian was the Vice President and Executive Director of Innovation at McLeod Health, as well as the Chief Administrative Officer of McLeod Health Innovation Corporation, having joined the system in October 2020. Prior to McLeod, he was the Executive Director of Innovation, Research and Real Estate Investments for Ochsner Lafayette General.

Prior to Ochsner Lafayette General, he was a director of two computer science-based research centers at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Cian has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Saint Vincent College (Latrobe, PA) and a Master of Science in Public Policy and Administration (finance concentration) from Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College (Pittsburgh, PA). Cian has his EdD-ABD in Leadership from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He has been recognized for his entrepreneurial and community work with several awards including: Silicon Bayou 100 (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020); Leadership Louisiana (2017), LEAD Virginia (Class of 2008), Amherst N.Y. Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Champion Award (2006), Western New York’s 40 Under 40 Award (2005), Niagara Frontier Industry Education Council’s Pathfinder Award (2004), National Science Foundation’s Entrepreneur Next Wave Award (2003), as well as Leadership Buffalo’s Class of 2000.

He and his wife Dr. Natalie Harder, President, Coker University, reside in Hartsville, SC and have two children, Tucker, and Rory.



Kelsey Gibbons — PROJECT MANAGER

Kelsey Gibbons joined Robinson Ventures in 2021 and is responsible for all aspects of our client engagements and success. Prior to joining Robinson Ventures, Kelsey served as a 2021-2022 Innovation and Venture Fellow. Kelsey is from Cortland, New York. She was a member of Enactus, Student Athletic Advisory Committee, Morgan’s Message, and the University’s Field Hockey team who won the Conference Championship in Spring 2021. Graduating in May 2022 with a degree in Business Administration and Marketing with a Chemistry minor, Kelsey attended Lander University where she received her MBA in Digital Marketing and Organizational Leadership in 2023.





DAN MCAFEE  social media & website manager, PODCAST PRODucer

Dan has always been passionate about media; fine tuning video, picture and audio to be the best they can be. Joining us from Delaware in January of 2022, he is a self-taught editor and graphic designer, taking on the role of communicating with our future podcast guests, editing, and uploading, as well as managing the social media and website updates. In his free time, he’s a digital artist and the keeper of his turtle, Haku.






Tucker robinson — PODCAST PRODUCER

Joining in September of 2021, Tucker took on the task of reinventing both our website and social media. He also helped launch Robinson Ventures Radio, a podcast that explores how a person "why" and their ingenuity leads to innovation. He is a graduate of South Louisiana Community College with an Associate's Degree in General Studies with an emphasis in Economics. Tucker plans to return to school in the Spring Semester of 2024.