Rob Frohwein
CEO & Co-FounderKabbage
In 2008, Rob Frohwein recognized that companies like eBay offered automated access to small business transaction data via APIs. Rob realized small businesses can simply share this data to allow underwriters to make better, faster credit decisions and provide a great user experience. He co-founded Kabbage in Atlanta, Georgia to leverage this power of real-time data automation through technology and has since expanded the business to serve all small businesses throughout the U.S. In the U.S., Kabbage has provided over $3.5 billion to 100,000 customers. In addition, Kabbage has licensed its technology to large, global banks such as ING, Santander and Scotiabank so they can provide the same experience to their small business customers and Kabbage's technology now powers automated small business lending in Australia, Spain, the U.K., Canada and Mexico. Kabbage has been recognized for its technology and innovation with awards from CNBC, Inc., Forbes and Fast Company and named one of Glassdoor's 2017 Best Places to Work for companies with fewer than 1,000 employees.

Before founding Kabbage, Rob established, led and/or advised several successful businesses, including LAVA Group, U.S. Micro Corporation (acquired by Arrow Electronics) and Surgical Biologics (acquired by MiMedx). Additionally, he led business development and legal for ZapMedia and Security First Network Bank (SFNB), the first truly online bank. Prior to SFNB, Rob practiced corporate and intellectual property law with Troutman Sanders LLP. He is the listed inventor on seven United States Patents, a co-author of three books on intellectual property and has been recognized four times as one of the top 300 intellectual property strategists globally by Intellectual Asset Magazine.

As Kabbage expands and continues to support more small businesses, Rob ensures the company maintains great conviction to its vision, as well as a unique culture and considerable laughter quotient. One of his favorite small businesses is ACME Farms + Kitchen, an online food purveyor that Rob admires for their efficiency and ingenuity in creating interesting and delicious meals.