EXECUTIVE VP, RPX CORPORATION
Robert Heath is Executive Vice President at RPX Corporation. Mr. Heath joined RPX in 2011 and served as the company’s Chief Financial Officer from 2015 to May 2017. During his tenure at RPX, Mr. Heath has been the principal architect of some of the industry’s largest syndicated licensing transactions with aggregate deal value in excess of $1.4 billion. Before coming to RPX, he served as Head of Strategy and Acquisitions for Technicolor, a leading supplier of technology and services to media companies, where he oversaw an acquisition and divestiture program that refocused the company from consumer electronics to services and technology licensing. Prior to Technicolor, Mr. Heath served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at iBahn, an Internet service provider to the hospitality industry. Mr. Heath has extensive experience as an investment banker, focused on technology and growth companies at Kidder Peabody, SG Warburg, and Robertson Stephens. During his investment-banking career, he worked in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions, completing deals with more than $10 billion in transaction value.
Mr. Heath began his career as a litigation technology consultant with Price Waterhouse, where he designed computerized systems to support document discovery and expert witness testimony in multi-plaintiff litigation. Mr. Heath received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and his AB from Harvard University.