ROBERT FINCATI is a strategic partner to The Four Cups for First Nations Wahpeton Dakota and Montrael Lake Cree. Robert’s genius lies in his ability to develop high functioning executive teams that develop and execute strategic plans that ensure operations are in alignment with core values. Robert specializes in good corporate governance and best business practices with a proven track record of excelling in fund management and financial investment returns. Robert is an experienced CEO who focuses on creating wealth sovereignty for Indigenous Nations in Canada and globally.
Robert has been called a “Natural CEO, with a gift for making people money. He started out by launching and purchasing businesses in a variety of industries including forestry and retail which led to a lucrative career in forestry and investing. With proven success in growing businesses, he was sought after to take on one CEO position after another, which involved real world CEO training with indigenous Nations through the Westcap Management BRIDG Program based on Harvard’s American Indian Economic Development Project.
Through numerous successes, Robert became recognized as an accomplished investor and fund manager, invited to be the trustee of a $32 million dollar fund, where he demonstrated his ability to assess, strategize, and execute with precision and achieve measurable results. From there, he accepted two CEO positions with Wahpeton Dakota Developments and Montreal Lake Business Ventures. For the past seven years, he has led Montreal Lake Business Ventures fund to an average 28.4% return annually.
Beyond Robert’s financial successes, his passion for working with indigenous Nations led him to Turtle Lake where he was adopted into a Turtle Lake Nakota Family. This began his work with the First Nations where he guided more effective governance practices and created social community funds for cultural revitalization with a special focus on programs to keep youth away from gangs and drugs. These programs foster fundamental indigenous values that connect hunting, fishing, trapping, and gathering to the land as well as introduce youths to cultural activities such as sewing and creating mukluks (traditional moccasins), maintaining community gardens, protecting fish spawning streams and identifying and caring for grave sites. His passion for creating social impact through business makes him a natural ally and partner to The Four Cups vision.