Bob is a certified senior-level Executive Coach and management consultant with extensive experience in line management, executive coaching, management consulting, and Human Resources leadership. Throughout his career, he has focused on improving the performance of leaders, teams, and organizations. His consulting expertise is in Executive Coaching, Change Management, Organization Design, and creating High Performing Teams.
Bob relies on his background as a military officer, line manufacturing leader, and Human Resources executive to identify with the challenges that executives face every day. Beginning with an understanding and full appreciation for the business and culture in which his clients work, Bob brings a healthy level of pragmatism and practicality to his coaching work. Believing that the first step in improving performance is increasing one’s self-awareness, Bob uses a variety of validated assessments to help his clients to gain greater personal insights. As an executive coach, Bob is recognized for his ability to help executives to focus on the factors preventing them from achieving the performance they desire. In addition to his strong technical background and unique expertise in the people aspects of Lean operations, his clients appreciate his engaging approach, his commitment to their success, his honesty, and his humor.
Bob specializes in coaching Senior Executive Teams to be more effective by helping them to analyze and improve their work processes, management routines, and team interactions. Using his strong background in Lean, he assists them in making the transition from a group of talented executives focused on achieving functional goals, to a true Executive team focused on delivering overall corporate goals.
Throughout his 30-plus year career, Bob has worked in operations roles at Procter & Gamble, Frito-Lay, and Inmed, where he was VP of Manufacturing and has served as an executive at a boutique consulting firm. He has held senior executive roles as VP of Organization Development and Talent Management in such respected companies as Danaher, Cardinal Health, Celgene, and Nature’s Bounty. In those organizations, he led the design and development of Change Management, Performance Management, Talent Management & Succession Planning, and High Potential Development programs. In addition, Bob is a combat military veteran, having served as a US Naval officer.
Bob has provided coaching to executives and teams in various industries, including financial services, health care, pharmaceuticals, consumer packaged goods, auto manufacturing, mining, distribution, tech manufacturing, and the food industry.
Education, Certifications, and Boards:
- Master of Science, Organization Development, Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, CA
- Bachelor’s Degree, Mechanical Engineering, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
- Certified Coaches Federation
- Hogan Assessments
- 360 instruments: LVI 360 and Korn Ferry 360
- Watson Glaser Assessment
Areas of Expertise
- Executive Coaching
- C-suite Team Effectiveness and Alignment
- Organization Design and Restructuring
- Change Management
- Talent Management
- Succession Planning
- Performance Management
- Business Process Improvement
- HR Transformation
- Lean People Systems
Industry experience in the pharmaceutical, consumer package goods, automobile, food, defense, e-commerce, distribution, healthcare, and electronics industries as well as in International Development (World Bank, IMF)