Rob has worked extensively across Europe and the USA, with both corporate and SME sectors. His experience spans retail, banking, insurance, service providers, manufacturing, telecoms and mobile. Rob has consistently delivered unprecedented growth regardless of product, market or prior knowledge of the sector.
Following a foundation career in sales, he flourished in senior management roles with world leaders Motorola and Sun Microsystems. For example, the latter saw him transform their least successful business unit, which had stagnated at $50M pa into their highest performing by increasing turnover to $320M pa, with over $500M new business, in four years.
Two successful international start-ups in the mobile space followed, before a European leadership role with a US-owned new entrant, where he architected and led record-breaking growth through operations in the UK, Sweden, France, Germany, and Italy; growing revenue from $27M to $98M in three years to establish them market leader, and more than treble the company’s worth.
Away from work, Rob and his wife Karen enjoy European touring holidays which allow him to indulge his passion for classic cars. He has driven more than 300,000 miles outside the UK, and is a particular fan of rural France and Italy.