Get to Know Bob Wallace
Bob Wallace is a Baltimore business owner, entrepreneur, and community leader. Growing up in the Cherry Hill neighborhood of South Baltimore amid poverty and racial segregation, Bob overcame social and economic obstacles through his own rags-to-riches story to become a successful business leader.
With over 30 years of business experience and a proven track record of success, Bob is running for mayor to bring real change to Baltimore.
As a native Baltimorean, who grew up and lives in Baltimore, and as a business leader with offices headquartered in Baltimore, Bob wants what is best for this city and for his fellow residents.
Additionally, Bob Wallace has served as chair for the State of Maryland Information Technology Board, the Governor’s Advanced Technology Commission, Small Business Task Force, Minority Business Task Force, the City of Baltimore Mayor’s Coalition of Supplier Diversity and Inclusion, and Chair of The President's Roundtable, a results-driven organization made of 20 companies that strive to improve the community through small, medium and large businesses working together.
Bob is a graduate of the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics at the University of Pennsylvania and his MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
He resides in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore City.
Experience and Impact
Bob Wallace is not a career politician. His experience working with industry leaders like IBM, DuPont and Procter & Gamble has made him an expert on economic development, strategic partnerships, emerging markets and entrepreneurship. He has published several books addressing the challenges faced by small disadvantaged businesses and entrepreneurs.
Bob founded and leads three companies: BITHGROUP Technologies Inc., an IT service provider; Bithenergy Inc., an energy services company; and EntreTeach Learning Systems LLC, which offers web-based training for women and minority business owners.
When he’s not researching, mentoring or presenting to other business leaders, Bob Wallace enjoys spending time with his wife of 40 years and their five children. He frequently takes his family on mission trips to Africa where he has started orphanages and schools. Avid about education, especially STEM programs, he regularly mentors high school and college students. Bob is a passionate community leader and devoted church elder who believes in the intersection of spirituality and business. He has built global relationships that have translated into profitable connections – an example of his motto to “do good while doing well.”