Frank Robinson, 

Frank Robinson, MBA


Background & Experience

Frank Robinson is a Director with Econsult Solutions. Mr. Robinson has been a leader in the economic development and sustainable development industries for over 18 years, working with corporate, government and nonprofit clients, banks and credit unions, as well as community development financial institutions (CDFI) and small businesses. With a knack for creatively engaging clients and re-envisioning possibilities, he enjoys hammering out logistics and bringing forth new realities.

Mr. Robinson has extensive experience articulating primary objectives for strategic plans, pursuing federal grant opportunities, construction management, business expansion and sustainability planning, and launching new programs. He has also written and managed over $40 million in federal grants/programs; assessing, planning, improving, reporting, and presenting to high-level boards and governing bodies along the way.

Prior to joining ESI, Mr. Robinson worked at Kairos Development Group as a managing partner. His responsibilities focused on executing diverse projects that benefit disadvantaged populations and assisting government & private entities in pursuing social good. Before that, he was the Director of Entrepreneurship and Resource Development at People for People. He has managed and streamlined several construction projects and real estate portfolios. He is currently an adjunct professor at Cairn University, PA. He is also a licensed realtor in New Jersey (PA Pending).

Mr. Robinson is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University with a degree in Political Science. He also has an MBA with a focus on Economic Development from Eastern University and a Master of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary. He holds several certifications including one in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Management & Development and another on Faith-Based Initiatives.

Areas of Expertise

  • Economic Development
  • Economic Inclusion
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Real Estate
  • Strategic Planning
  • Tourism