Rob began his career in public education, serving as a high school business teacher & coach, then school business manager and finally superintendent of schools. After 17 years in education, Rob switched to the business world to work for public corporations as well as privately-held family businesses, serving in leadership positions as Director of Training & Development, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, and Chief Operating Officer. Rob co-founded Pondera with Joe Day and John Belaski in April, 2006.
At Pondera, Rob’s primary client service areas are Team Effectiveness, Executive Coaching, Succession Planning, Leadership Development, and Strategic Planning. Further, Rob’s varied background gives him invaluable skills as a consultant in Business Development, Change Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Organizational Development & Effectiveness.
Education and Training
Rob received his Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University in Business & Coaching, and a Master’s Degree from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Business Management. He is certified to administer Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessments.
Rob and his wife, Roberta (Bert), live on Big Pine Island Lake in Grattan, Michigan with their dogs, Alice and Jersey. They have two adult sons: Robert and Tony. Rob enjoys boating & water skiing, cross country skiing & snowshoeing, duck hunting, gardening, golf, MSU Athletics, and skeet shooting. Rob serves as a school board member for Grand Rapids University Prep Academy and is active in St. Patrick’s Parish.
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