Robin began his career as a chemical engineer with Exxon in 1981, having received his education at Sheffield University in the UK, and eventually led one of Exxon’s international plastics businesses. He joined Arthur D. Little in 1992 first in Europe and ultimately, in Boston, where he led and managed the North American Chemicals Practice.
With a colleague, he left the more classical consulting world and founded Insight Management Partners, to bring an understanding of how the mind works into business. He then met Ken Manning and they joined forces to create Insight Principles.
Robin was born in the UK to French parents and met his Belgian wife Sabine, in Switzerland. They now live in Boston. When time permits, Robin enjoys all things mechanical (cars, wood-working, home projects) and is an avid cinemaphile.
Ken Manning, Ph.D.
Ken has been interested in finding simple solutions to help people be at their best for as long as he can remember. He pursued three degrees in psychology from Brown University, Lesley College and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He practiced as a clinical psychologist for 20 years.
In parallel to his career in psychology, Ken also has a strong background in business, including roles in various start-ups as national sales manager, director of marketing, and advisory board member. He co-founded with his son-in-law, a successful software development company, which he still leads.
In 1999 he began innovating ways to bring insight principles into the corporate world and joined with partner Robin Charbit to form their company Insight Principles.
Ken has been married for 30 years, has two stepdaughters, a son and five grandchildren. He plays the piano, loves the outdoors and all kinds of sports and exercise, travel, photography, woodworking and spending time with family and friends.