Bob Perkowitz is an entrepreneur, environmentalist, writer, investor, and distance cyclist. Over the past 25 years he has been President of direct marketing and manufacturing organizations with revenues ranging to $600 million, including Cornerstone Brands, Smith+Noble, and Joanna Western Mills. He is currently Managing Partner of VivaTerra LLC; Chairman of Potenco, Inc.; President of Paradigm Management, Inc.; a Director of SRAM, Inc.; and a partner with Firebrand Partners LLC and Arqua Equity Partners LLC. In the nonprofit sector, in addition to his work with ecoAmerica, Bob is on the board of the Environmental Defense Fund, the Environmental Defense Fund of North Carolina, and the Queens University Learning Society. He also serves on the Sierra Club’s National Advisory Council and was a Trustee of the Sierra Club Foundation from 2001-2007. He received a B.S. in Social Thought from Lake Forest College and an M.B.A. from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.
Bob resides in San Francisco and Charlotte, NC, with his wife Lisa Renstrom. He has ridden his bike across North and South America, Australia, and Europe and is currently trying to figure out how to ride across Africa and Asia.