Robert W. “Bill” Barnes, 51, is a consultant to Global Real Estate Education Network. He is managing director and president of B&R Energy LLC. He was a registered representative with Charles Schwab from March ’93 through November ’04, where he helped start up e.Schwab – an electronically focused offering that became the model for the rest of the company. His numerous other corporate projects addressed usability and risk concerns with electronic products and earned his Masters in International Management from Thunderbird, School of Global Management. He has been involved with several startups and, was raised in an environment of serial startups.