PDC 2019 Speaker: Robert Pizzini

Robert Pizzini will present "The Fitness of a Leader" at PDC 2019: Convergence.


About the Presentation


The foundation of a leader’s long term success resides in his/her ability to internally manage rest, hydration, nutrition, exercise, brain health, and life long learning.



Robert Pizzini

CEO/President, iFly


Robert Pizzini is the Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of iFLY Va Beach Indoor Skydiving. He began to develop iFLY Va Beach Indoor Skydiving in 2010, bringing this multi-million dollar technologically advanced experience to Virginia Beach in 2015. In 2018 iFLY Va Beach was awarded the Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year.


Robert retired from the U.S. Navy in 2010 after 26 years of service as a Diver, Master Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician, and EOD Officer. While on active duty Robert completed multiple deployments in support of various operations throughout the world. In January 2009, he completed a combat tour with the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force, Arabian Peninsula, Balad, Iraq. His personal decorations include the Bronze Star.


Upon retirement from active duty he was an Associate with R3 Strategic Support Group from 2010-2015 where he managed various client portfolios advancing the government’s ability to combat terrorism.


Mr. Pizzini received his Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts from New York Regents College and graduated from Troy State University with a Master of Science degree, International Relations, National Security concentration. He is also a graduate of Air Command and Staff College and was an adjunct professor with American Military University’s School of Homeland Security from 2007-2010.


Robert is a Master EOD Technician, Master Naval Parachutist, Master Training Specialist, Mixed Gas Deep Sea Diving Officer, United States Parachute Association Accelerated Free Fall Instructor (AFFI), and Six Sigma Green Belt. Professional affiliations include membership in the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators, Chair Elect, Va Beach Chamber of Commerce Executive Board of Directors, and the Virginia Beach Hotel Association Legislative Affairs Committee. Robert chairs the Navy Special Operations Foundation Advisory Board as well as the Hampton Roads Sports Commission, and coaches youth hockey and baseball.


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