We believe quality, high-level relationships expand our circle of influence.
Since 2009, EXECONNECT Hampton Roads has assimilated strong business relationships that improve the economic impact of the Hampton Roads region and beyond.
EXECONNECT is the by-invitation-only executive group in Hampton Roads that provides business owners and other accomplished C-Suite leaders the opportunity to expand their sphere of influence personally and professionally through quality networking events in a distinguished atmosphere.
The purpose of EXECONNECT is to develop relationships with the right local people creating a business culture of purpose and intention. Our signature event is the Executive Luncheon. This luncheon is by-invitation-only and has limited seating. The Executive Luncheon is held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month (except August and December).
Bob Pizzini, CEO – iFly Virignia Beach
Robert Pizzini is the Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of iFLY Va Beach Indoor Skydiving. Development of iFLY Va Beach began in 2010, and which brought 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 in Navy Special Operations as a 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 is a member of the Navy Special Operations Foundation Advisory Board as well as Chair of the Hampton Roads Sports Commission, and as a USA Hockey Level 4 coach he coaches youth and college hockey.
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