bobberkChairman of the Board

Bob began his career as a supervisor for the Florsheim Shoe Company, responsible for over 40 stores in Southern California and Arizona. Subsequently he worked for of Milgram Kagan Corporation, the largest independently owned retail shoe company in the US, where he was a partner and later President and CEO prior to its sale in 1985. Bob then became a consultant, focusing on small and mid-market companies. His practice focused on strategic planning and human resource development programs.

In 2001, Bob became a Chair for Vistage International, the world’s largest chief executive organization. In 2004, he was the first recipient of the Bob Nourse Award, as the top chair among 450 of his peers. Bob serves on the Chairman’s advisory board, and he currently coaches over 100 CEO and C-suite executives.

Bob has spoken at the New York University Institute of Retail Management, and for the past couple of years, led a leadership seminar at Walter Payton College Preparatory School in Chicago.