Biography

Robert East

Robert East

Mr. East is the Chairman of the Robert East Company, which actively invests in businesses and real estate. He also serves as a partner in Delta Solar, LLC, which finances, develops and installs commercial solar projects, and Sullivan Wright Technologies, LLC, a network management company offering cybersecurity and network management solutions. He was the founder of East Harding, Inc., a Little Rock, AR based construction company, where he served as Chairman and CEO until 2019. From 1999 to 2019, Mr. East was the majority owner and managing member of Advanced Cabling Systems, LLC, a full service technology integrator that grew under Mr. East’s leadership from three employees to over 200 employees and was acquired in 2018 by ADT Inc. (NYSE: ADT). Mr. East has utilized his expertise in finance and construction as a partner, developer, and contractor for numerous real estate projects during his career. He has served on the board of many community organizations, including the Little Rock Airport Commission, the Nature Conservancy, the Arkansas Cancer Research Center, the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Walton School of Business, and the Associated Builders and Contractors National Board. Mr. East also formerly served on the board of Pulaski Bank and Trust in Little Rock, AR. At the request of former Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe, he helped establish the state’s Minority Contractors Development Program to develop minority businesses in the State and insure equitable participation in construction projects by minority businesses, as well as the Arkansas Aerospace and Defense Alliance to promote and develop the state’s aerospace industry. Mr. East holds a B. A. in Finance and Administration from the University of Arkansas, where he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Walton School of Business in 2019.
Independent Director