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Robert Bikel Director of the SEER Program

Robert Bikel, MBA

Director of the SEER Program
Instructor of SEER Business and Management
Graziadio Business School


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.


  • Bachelor of Arts, Harvard University
  • Master of Business Administration, Pepperdine University

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.


  • BSCI 617
  • BSCI 631
  • BSCI 633
  • BSCI 635
  • OTMT 617
  • OTMT 635
  • OTMT 641
  • OTMT 644
  • STGY 640
  • STGY 645
  • STGY 659
  • STGY 670