Bob brings extensive experience in strategic planning, business development, and senior company leadership, having successfully led the development and growth of over 25 concepts in 19 industries and encompassing over 30,000 locations, with a focus on current customers, and new customer growth.
Bob joined HR Strategies having most recently served as Chief Operating Officer for Kids ‘R’ Kids International, a national franchisor of 165 domestic locations and a Master Franchisor in China. Prior to joining Kids ‘R’ Kids, Bob was a consultant working with start-ups, through mature brands to identify and implement growth strategies, focusing on distribution methodology including franchising, distributorships, dealerships, manufacture wholesale direct to market, and two and three step distribution models in a multitude of industries and company types.
Bob has worked with well-known companies including Textron Financial, where he led the distribution finance sales team and business development for several industries. He worked with Kraft Foodservice where he developed and franchised four restaurant concepts utilizing Kraft captive brands. Bob also worked with Hallmark Cards where he held numerous sales, marketing, and product distribution assignments.
During Bob’s career he has been involved in several leadership and entrepreneurial roles distributing products and services through franchising and several channels of distribution across North America and several international markets. These brands include; Discovery Point Child Care, Great American Cookies, Deck The Walls, The Great Frame-Up, Ashley Avery’s Collectables, Framing and Art Centre, Mathnasium, JCB Construction Equipment, Electrolux North America, Forest Homes, Alloy Wheel Repair Services, Pathway Polymers and others.
Corporations have entrusted Bob to bring an entrepreneurial perspective to their company and to utilize his innovation and professional style and skills to cultivate strong customer relationships, create and leverage major opportunities, and lead the organization and its’ customers to enhanced revenue and profitability.
Bob holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgia State and received a Certified Franchise Executive designation from the International Franchise Association in 2000. He is active in the IFA, the Southeast Franchise Association, and the Georgia Childcare Association. Bob is married with three married children and five grandchildren, all living in metro Atlanta.