Chief Executive Officer
Roberto Milk is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Novica.com, a mission-driven company that works with artisans around the world in association with National Geographic. Over the past 10 years, Novica has become one of the largest handmade gift, jewellery and home décor websites in the world, selling the works of thousands of artisans through regional offices in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Prior to Novica, Milk worked as an investment banker for Prudential Securities, where he helped raise over US$ 1 billion in capital markets transactions, M&A transactions and venture capital financing. Milk is a member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Milk has long written about creating an economic development model for artisans in Peru and other developing nations around the world. His Peruvian grandmother was one of Novica's first artisans. Milk received his BA in International Relations with Honours from Stanford University and is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Milk enjoys photography and is an active soccer player.