Frank Robinson, 

Frank Robinson, MBA

Vice President

Background & Experience

Frank Robinson is a vice president with Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI). Mr. Robinson has been a leader in the economic development and sustainable development industries for over 20 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 and private entities 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, oversaw federal programs, operated a credit union, and served as chief development officer (fundraising). He is currently an adjunct professor at Cairn University, PA.

Additionally, beyond his extensive education, Mr. Robinson holds several certifications including one in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Management & Development and another in Faith-Based Initiatives.

Areas of Expertise

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