Rob Bole
  • Lived for a long time in Portland, OR and picked up the habit of fly fishing whenever he is able.
  • Has always loved cooking, but finally found the patience to make bread.
  • His wife, son and daughter love a good adventure, especially somewhere off the beaten path.

Robert Bole Managing Director

  • Lived for a long time in Portland, OR and picked up the habit of fly fishing whenever he is able.
  • Has always loved cooking, but finally found the patience to make bread.
  • His wife, son and daughter love a good adventure, especially somewhere off the beaten path.

Robert is the Chair of Signal’s Digital Practice

Robert has worked at the confluence of media, business and government in leading digital media and communications in the U.S. and around the world. He has helped lead digital business strategy at leading media companies, designed and developed digital products to engage audiences and collaborated with senior leaders at Fortune 500 companies and in U.S. foreign policy leaders on formulating and executing information campaigns.

Robert most recently served as the first General Manager of CityLab, a sister site to The Atlantic, as well as assisting The Atlantic’s growth in international markets. He was Senior Adviser and co-lead in the business strategy leading to The New York Times’ global expansion and worked a number of media start-ups in the U.S. and Europe. Robert was the first Director of Global Strategy for the Broadcasting Board of Governors (now the U.S. Agency for Global Media), a federal agency that oversees five regional media networks reaching over 270 million audience members, and led innovation and digital media strategy for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. He also spent eight years in developing and growing One Economy Corporation, a nonprofit that was the largest organization in the world working on the digital divide.

Robert began his career in working with low-income communities to expand their housing and economic opportunities. He received a bachelor’s in Economics from The George Washington University and a master’s in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania.

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