Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Founder
Robert Pines is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Founder of kgb, which he co-founded in 1992. Robert has directed the growth of kgb from five employees at its launch to more than 7,000 employees today, worldwide. He is based in New York City.
Before founding kgb, Robert worked at Lehman Brothers in the investment banking department and at the management consulting firm Corporate Decisions, Inc., which is now part of Mercer Consulting.
Robert holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics, cum laude, from Harvard College and an MBA with honors from The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.
Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer, Michael is responsible for all global operations of the kgb organization. In this role Michael has specific responsibility for leading the strategy and direction of Conduit Global. Michael joined kgb in August 2012 as the Vice President of Strategy Planning and Analysis, focusing primarily on improving kgb’s financial performance through the streamlining of operations and business growth.
Before joining kgb, Michael held a variety of executive roles at Warner Music Group, Standard & Poor’s and United Technologies Corporation. Michael holds a BS in Business Management from Babson College in Wellesley, MA and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Chief Financial Officer
Pradip Raval is the Chief Financial Officer for kgb. Based in New York, he is responsible for the Company’s financial functions worldwide. Prior to joining kgb in October 2013, he was the Chief Financial Officer at Peach Group Holdings, Inc. where he led finance and portfolio servicing organizations, until after its merger into JGWPT Holdings, LLC. Pradip joined Peach from GE Capital where he held several senior financial positions. Prior to GE Capital, he was with Citibank Universal Card Services (formerly AT&T Universal Card Services) and at AT&T Capital. He began his professional career as a UK Chartered Accountant in London and New York and later as a Certified Public Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand in the US.
Chief Technology Officer
Glenn Haddock is the Chief Technology Officer of Conduit Global’s parent company, kgb. Based in Austin, Texas, he is responsible for the technology and development that supports both commercial opportunities at Conduit as well as Conduit’s ongoing operations. In this capacity, he also oversees all CIO responsibilities. This includes data, systems and product architecture, rapid prototyping, engineering, quality assurance, database administration, and project management.
Prior to joining the company, Glenn served as the Vice President of Technology for Excell Services. He has now been with kgb for over eight years, holding various roles including Senior Director of Global Systems & Development and Project Director, before leading all of kgb’s and Conduit’s technology and information security groups.
Glenn holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from Texas Tech University – Rawls College of Business.