We had the good fortune of connecting with Rob Riley and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Rob, as a parent, what do you feel is the most meaningful thing you’ve done for them?
The most important thing I’ve established as a parent to impact my children was creating generational wealth through educating my kids in entrepreneurship. As I set up an umbrella company, I set up DBA (doing business as) companies for my children to own and release media related content. My oldest daughter, age 15 composes music and my youngest daughter, age 7 creates children’s books.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My art is definitely the foundation of my entrepreneurial journey. Being a multidisciplinary artist spanning across many areas such as graphic design, filmmaking, and recording artist has its share of ups and downs. The main challenge I face when creating anything is convincing myself that whatever it is is good enough to release to the public. I’m my harshest critic and that weighs on me. I’d like the world to know that my Sound Investment Media brand has a very unique, very personal approach to experiential marketing.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’d definitely take my friend to Northern Liberties here in Philly. There’s so many new developments to check out. We start by grabbing drinks at The Ambassador. Great bar to people watch and sip a little something. A little deeper down The avenue would be a little restaurant named Jerry’s for either lunch or dinner. Great dishes, great customer service. We definitely have to walk off the food and drinks so downtown Philly it is. Awesome shops down at the Fashion District. Cool historical sites also like the mint and the Liberty bell. Wash, rinse, repeat.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d definitely have to shoutout my sister Charvonne for recognizing my gifts early on and championing my budding talents. My two children also motivate me to keep pursuing my passion, even if I feel defeated.

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Pete Gaudioso Nikita Connor Kima Scott Michael “Stretch” Rosier

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