Bob Roitblat

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For more than three decades, Bob Roitblat has innovated, nurtured, strategized, and successfully exited more than a dozen businesses, with combined annual billings of over $45 million. He is a seasoned executive with hands-on P&L responsibility running companies at every phase of a business’s life cycle—Idea, Start-up, Growth, Maturity, Decline, and Death. He also has considerable experience consulting with and supporting organizations across a range of industries, including high technology, distribution, construction, manufacturing, and professional services. Bob also works with governmental and non-governmental agencies and educational institutions. Bob has been involved in the successful sale of many businesses—both to industry consolidators and individual investors.


He has also been involved with several turnarounds. Bob uses his entrepreneurial experiences combined with his experiences as a competitive sailor to draw parallels between building and leading a winning yacht racing team and building and leading a winning organization. “Yacht racing,” Bob says, “is the perfect metaphor for business success. Businesses, like race boats, require strategy, teamwork, rapid ideation, and decision-making to be successful. Miles from land, you have only those resources you brought with you, and your knowledge of the environment and your competition to eke out as much advantage as you can in a dynamic environment.” Bob helps current and emerging leaders develop business skills that are practical, proven, and effective whether the seas are calm or storms are raging.


His passion to help leaders succeed, combined with years of practical experience, makes Bob an excellent guide. Bob mentors his clients to develop a goal-focused mentality and the competitive skills they need to achieve long-term success. He also guides them to become great leaders whom people admire and follow. Audiences easily connect with Bob because he is interactive and fun. Bob can think on his feet and engage the audience with thought-provoking stories, examples, and humor.

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  • What is your favorite quote? If commonsense were so common, more people and computers would have it.
  • Are there any moments that stand out as having a significant impact on your career? People who offered help and advice without expecting anything in return, have had the most impact on my career.
  • Outside of your profession do you have any hobbies/interests? Yacht racing
  • Who do you look up to as a mentor and why? Peter Drucker. He was simply brilliant and offered actionable advice.