Globally Experienced Senior Executive & CEO
Rob Waite has been an international senior executive at Fortune 500 companies, CEO of a large privately held company, and CEO of a successful private equity-backed entity recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s fastest growing privately held companies. He has served on numerous corporate boards and has lived and worked in Europe, Latin America, and Canada.
His business leadership experiences include turnarounds, start-ups, rapid growth enterprises, integration of acquisitions, formation and operation of international joint-ventures, complex change initiatives and elite executive recruitment.
Currently, Rob serves as a Managing Director with the firm Allen.Associates, a retained senior executive search and leadership advisory firm where his practice serves major corporate accounts and private equity firms.
Clients of Allen.Associates consider Rob as a trusted advisor who brings a rigorous process to their searches. They also value his counsel, which is both candid and direct.
Rob is a sought after board member. He has served on a diverse group of corporate boards and served on the Board of Directors of SCORE, a public/private partnership who’s 11,000 volunteers mentor and coach small business leaders.
He has also serves on Advisory Boards, including ten-years on the Advisory Board of a Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers portfolio company.
Author & Writer
Rob’s broad scope of experience and success at top U.S. corporations, private equity portfolio companies, and entrepreneurial pursuits has informed his business insights and writing. His first book, The Lost Art of General Management, was a global success. He was invited as a guest writer to newspapers and magazines, including Business Journals, Capital Business & Finance Magazine and Sales & Service Excellence Magazine. His syndicated article, “Death by PowerPoint”, was picked up by Inc. Magazine.
Now, with his recently released book, No Magic Bullets: Hard Things Great Executives and Entrepreneurs Know—and Do, Rob adds to his accumulated experience the unique perspective of a recruiter at the elite level. He also conducted in-depth interviews with 14 top-tier executives, which in combination led to his innovative of Seven Capabilities essential to business mastery and success.
Keynote Speaker & Executive Development Leader
Rob’s wide-ranging background as an executive, board member, senior recruiter and noted author have led to him being tapped as a Keynote Speaker at corporate events, industry association conventions, and other groups.
In addition to his Keynote speaking, Rob custom creates Executive Development Programs for corporations and other groups that are designed to their specific needs and interests. These programs are built on the framework of “The Seven Capabilities”, which is the heart of his book, No Magic Bullets.
For more information, visit Rob's speaking page.