Rex Imperator was founded in 2011 by Editor-in-Chief Joseph Dobrian.


A novelist, essayist, poet, and financial journalist, Dobrian is also known as a political activist and TV talk show host. Ambitions is his second novel. Previous books include the novel Willie Wilden and the best-selling collection of essays, Seldom Right But Never In Doubt. He ran for Mayor of New York City in 2009, and now lives in Iowa City, Iowa, with four rescue cats.


Dobrian has been writing for his living for more than 30 years. He writes about real estate, finance, management, luxury retail, and other topics, for clients such as Dow Jones, J.D. Power, PricewaterhouseCoopers, American Express, American Airlines, Prudential, Ernst & Young, the Institute of Real Estate Management, and many others. He has helped several noted businesspeople to write their personal memoirs.


When he’s not writing, researching, or looking for new clients, he’s attending classical music concerts and recitals, political meetings, literary events, or Iowa Hawkeyes football games.


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