Appian Ventures


Bob has forty-eight years experience in general management, sales and marketing, operations and engineering for high technology systems and services corporations. He is principal of The Topaz group, providing consulting services for high tech private equity groups and emerging growth, public and private companies.

Bob serves as Chairman of AdPay, an online classified advertising solution for media and broadcast companies and Vixxi Solutions, an Enhanced 911 service provider. Previously, he was Chairman and interim CEO of Roving Planet where he led the company through restructuring, product repositioning and sale. Gill also served as Chairman, President and CEO of MobileForce Technologies, President and CEO of ConferTech International, a NASDAQ teleconferencing provider. He was President of Ball Corporation’s Industrial Systems division.

Gill also serves as Chairman of the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship at the CU’s Leeds School of Business and as Chairman of The Boulder Innovation Center.

Gill received the Lifetime Achievement Award, Boulder Esprit Entrepreneur in 1998.

Bob holds a B.S.E.E. from Indiana Institute of Technology, an M.S.E.E. from Purdue University, and an M.B.A from Pepperdine University.