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Robert Bikel

Director of the SEER Program; Instructor of SEER Business and Management

Phone: 310.506.4100

Email: robert.bikel@pepperdine.edu

Campus: Malibu

Robert Bikel

Since 2011 as an adjunct professor, Mr. Robert Bikel has taught several courses in the SEER program as well as Strategic CSR Executive Certificate classes. He is also an independent strategy consultant specializing in sustainability-oriented businesses. His work has focused on strategic guidance and market intelligence for responsible companies in B-Corp/Benefit Corporations, cleantech, online media, e-commerce and food industries. Most recently he has worked closely with SEER founder Michael Crooke (ex-Patagonia CEO) consulting on leadership and strategy for high growth companies, including Fox International Channels and HBO Latin America. A former investment banker with Smith Barney, Mr. Bikel also has 12+ years of experience in entertainment as a development executive and producer. A Harvard graduate, he has a SEER-certified MBA from Pepperdine and has GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) certification. 


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Professional Experience

Consultant (contractor), Fifth Normal Form. (June 30, 2014 - Present).

Strategy Consultant, Fox International Channels. (2013 - 2014).


GMI Certification, Thunderbird Najafi Global Mindset Institute. (July 12, 2017 - Present).

GRI Sustainability Reporting Certification - Administered by ISOS Group. (2011 - Present).

Teaching Experience

Pepperdine University

BSCI 617, 1 course.
BSCI 631, 1 course.
BSCI 633, 2 courses.
BSCI 635, 1 course.
GSBM 484, 1 course.
GSBM 699, 1 course.
OTMT 617, 1 course.
OTMT 635, 1 course.
OTMT 641, 8 courses.
OTMT 644, 2 courses.
STGY 640, 1 course.
STGY 645, 6 courses.
STGY 659, 1 course.
STGY 670, 1 course.

Non-Credit Instruction

Continuing Education, The Honor Foundation, 20 participants. (November 2016 - Present).

Guest Lecture, 20 participants. (August 2015 - November 2015).


Crooke, M. W., Csikszentmihalyi, M., Bikel, R. S. (2015). Leadership in a Complex World: How to Manage ''The Tragedy of Choice''. Organizational Dynamics, 44(2), 146—155.



Working with Committee for SEER Certification, MSGB Program Committee, Advising Participant. (September 2017 - Present).

Committee Member, Full Time MBA Program Committee. (September 2016 - Present).


Management, Pono Music, Los Angeles, CA. (October 10, 2015 - Present).

Management, Major Latin American Media Company (Name withheld for Confidentiality), Miami. (August 1, 2014 - May 24, 2015).

Management, Jes Maharry Jewelry, Ojai, CA. (May 23, 2014 - December 14, 2014).

Management, Fox International Channels, Los Angeles, Various Locations in Latin America, Europe & Asia. (June 12, 2013 - July 27, 2014).