Mr. Robinson founded and serves as the executive director of the Black Venture Capital Consortium (BVCC), which educates, trains and places top students from HBCUs into the venture capital and startup ecosystem. In addition, Mr. Robinson cofounded and is the executive director of the Black LP Association (BLPA). Prior to BVCC and BLPA, Mr. Robinson was a general partner at Avenue Capital Group where he launched Avenue's Asia investment management business in 1999 and grew it to over $5 billion AUM, opening 9 offices in 8 countries and building and managing a team of over 110 employees throughout China, India and Southeast Asia. The fund invested in private equity, distressed debt, nonperforming loans and mezzanine investments. Prior to joining Avenue in 1999, he was the chief investment officer for the Richmont-Parley Investment Company, a Hong Kong based investment company. Before that, he was a portfolio manager at The Pacific Group’s Asia Hedge Fund based in Hong Kong and affiliated with the U.S. based hedge fund, Tiger Management Corporation. The Asia Hedge Fund directly invested in long/short equities, convertible bonds, fixed income securities, currencies and derivatives. Prior to that, Mr. Robinson was an investment professional with the Prudential Investment Corporation. During his seven years at Prudential, he participated in $600 million of direct investments in private credit and private equity. Mr. Robinson founded the New Jersey Advocates for Education, a college scholarship program which has awarded scholarships to over 300 students from the greater Newark, NJ area. Mr. Robinson graduated with Honors with a B.S. in Business Administration from Florida A&M University in 1987 and received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1994.