Download PDF

Robert Stratton

Chief Business Designer at Business Design Lab


Process Improvement • Project Management • Legal • Corporate Formation • Economics • Analysis

Strategic and altruistic business leader with ability to operationalize large scale projects aligned with long-term strategic corporate objectives. Known for keen analysis and problem-solving with creativity and resourcefulness. Able to understanding and translate the impact of subtle interconnections on the whole into money saving ideas. Avid learner with a passion for sustainable business practices, energy, and technology.


Aug 2007Present

Juris Doctor

Seattle University
  • Completed this 4 year joint JD/MBA program in 3 years.
  • Business Law: Contracts; Banking; UCC Art 2 - Sales; UCC Art 9 - Secured Transactions; Sherman Act; Clayton Act; Business Entities; Delaware Corporate Law; Patent.
  • Tax Law: Personal Income Tax; Subchapter K; Subchapter C; Subchapter S
  • Environmental Law: FederalNatural Resources Law; NEPA; Clean Air Act; Administrative Law
Jun 2008Aug 2010

Masters of Business Administration

Seattle University


  • Achieved 3.65 GPA in MBA program with Economics emphasis.
  • Finance: Corporate Financial Management; Financial Statement & Ratio Analysis; Complex Financial, Operational, & Quantitative Modeling; Debt vs. Equity Financing; Firm Valuation; Modigliani-Miller Theory; Determining IRR, NPV, MIRR; Long Term Bond Financing.
  • Economics: Global Economies and Trade; Statistical Application and Quantitative Methods; Applied Econometrics; Managerial Economics; Economics & Law; Competitive Economics of Strategy.
  • MBA: Financial and Managerial Accounting; Advanced Marketing; Social and Digital Marketing; Project Management; Information Technology Management.
May 2005Aug 2007

Bachelors of Science Business Management

University of Phoenix
  • Achieved 3.93 GPA. Completed 4 year degree in 2 years.
  • Overview: Program emphasized team building and management of people in addition to standard business concepts. Lead or actively participated in over 27 team projects.
  • Course Highlights: Organizational Behavior and Group Dynamics, Strategies in Decision Making, Management: Theory, Practice, and Application, Organizational Negotiations, Quality Management and Productivity, Leadership Skills & Team Development.

Work experience

Jan 2007Present

President and Chairman

Nunya Ltd

Developed and implemented successful part-time Internet retail startup while a student.  Sold nursery décor and baby wear items by targeting a customer base of parents, fulfilling all roles in strategic planning, marketing, sales, communications, information technology, and day-to-day operations. The company excelled by keeping costs down through use of technology and efficiency while maintaining high customer service feedback.

  • Legal: Created documents of corporate formality, incorporation, licenses, and tax-related filings.
  • Financial Profitability: Recouped 100% of investment in six weeks with 402% ROI using financial modeling resulting in a $15,000 profit.
  • Process Improvement: Designed and integrated an automated Web-based storefront with backend systems to reduce administrative, marketing, and fulfillment costs to pennies per sale.
Oct 2000Sep 2007

Project Management / End User Support Technician

Vulcan Inc

Applied critical thinking and innovation to resolve IT and operational technology-related challenges with independent research and analysis.

  • Team Development: Mentored and trained all levels of staff and management.
  • Innovation / Strategic Thinking: Educated and trained users, led the adoption of and performed maintenance of technological tools, increasing organizational productivity.
  • Increasing Responsibility / Special Projects: Scope and depth of responsibilities increased dramatically into "go-to" person for large scale, offsite, and high profile projects.
  • Self-Motivated / Independent: Worked independently and without direct supervision for last three years while actively identifying daily tasks and new projects to take on.

Vulcan Flight Management, 2005 - 2007

-   Scope: Managed onsite IT operations at VFM and FHC subsidiaries, which are multi-million dollar organizations with staff of 130+

-    Operations Improvement:  Developed management tools to analyze the performance of existing processes and patterns. OUTCOME:  improved reliability of most troubled technology that reduced service calls and restructured the support system to reduce costs 65% over 3 years with minimal impact of service levels.

-    Strategy: Built a rapport with senior executives in biweekly meetings to contribute integral technical perspective planning the technology for a new museum and to implement organization-wide strategy into daily operations.

-    Budgeting: Created and managed a yearly $120K operations budget, forecasting out 3 years.

-    Operations Management:  Supervised two contractors as well as work of other techs from HQ.

Allen Institute of Brain Sciences, 2004

-    Leadership: Built a technology department from scratch, quickly learning sophisticated specialty equipment and hiring staff in under a year to support high-profile senior scientists.

Vulcan, Inc. Corporate, 2000 - 2003

-    Technology Project Management: Coordinated a combined team of seven people to execute a company-wide hardware and software upgrade to Windows XP on 4000 computers over three months, achieving a major success on-time and under budget with no disruption to 550 users.

May 1997Sep 2000

Helpdesk Analyst

Casey Family Programs

Troubleshot issues, educated users, and resolved technical and computer problems.

  • Built out computers, developed the software image, and traveled to field offices as an on-site supervisor, directing the local trainers in a major upgrade from Mac to Windows-based computers.
  • Supervised two to five temporary staff and managed the schedule for a permanent trainer.


Statistical Software
Java, VB, and Perl
MS Visio
Crystal Reports
User and Support Backend
MS Project
MS Access
MS Powerpoint
MS Word
Creating templates, tables, other advanced features. 
MS Excel
Pivot Tables, vLookups, functions