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.

About Our Founder and President

Cian Robinson

Founder and President

With 25-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.

 

 

Most recently Cian was the Vice President and Executive Director of Innovation at McLeod
Health, 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 is currently pursuing his Doctorate 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 reside in Hartsville, SC and have two children, Tucker and Rory.

You can download Cian's resume here.

 

To get a better understanding of our founder, listen to him talk about relationships and how know-how can be used in trying times.

 

 

Venture Fellows

 

 

Seraphin Kibonge is currently a senior at Coker University in Hartsville, SC, majoring in Biology and minoring in Communications. He is heavily involved within the University, serving as the Student Body President, a Vice President for Enactus, an organization focused on student entrepreneurship, and a hurdler for the Men’s Track and Field team; among other commitments. His efforts were recognized by Coker, winning two Excellence in Leadership Awards, the Cobra Service Award, and the Rebekah Chapman Memorial Award. Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Seraphin moved to the United States at a young age and resided in Raleigh, NC before attending Coker. Seraphin has prior internship experience with the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and as a Strategy Intern for McLeod Health. He is seeking a career in Healthcare Management post-graduation.

 

Kelsey Gibbons is from Cortland, New York, and is currently a senior at Coker University in Hartsville, South Carolina. She is pursuing a degree in Business Administration and Marketing with a Chemistry minor. Kelsey is 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. After graduation this May, Kelsey plans to attend graduate school in the Fall and pursue a career in marketing or pharmaceutical sales.