After 25 years of success as an entrepreneur and investor, Robert founded Caden Energy. As Chairman, he is responsible for the firm’s overall direction, including all investment and operational activities.
From 1988 to 2015, Robert founded and acted as CEO of independent record label Century Media Records (CMR). In 2015, CMR was acquired by Sony Music Entertainment. At the time, CMR was one of the largest independent record labels in the world.
The business of the music industry changed drastically from 1988 to 2015. Thanks to Robert’s leadership, CMR was able to flourish while other music companies went bankrupt. Specifically, CMR was able to insulate itself from the negative aspects of digital music distribution by 1) focusing on live-performance revenue, and 2) building a unique brand in niche sub-genres (progressive, rock, and alternative).
Since the sale of CMR, Robert has also served as CEO for one of Sony Music Entertainment’s global subsidiaries.
Robert was born in Dortmund, Germany. He currently splits time between Miami, Los Angeles, and Europe.