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Rob is the Market Leader for the Ottawa region where he supports clients in Career Management and Coaching and leads the business development efforts for all Optimum Talent services.
Rob is known for his strong network and consulting reputation across several business sectors as well as his long-standing community involvement. Over the past 25 years, he has counseled a wide range of individuals and executives through a career transition, led group downsizing, and implemented policies related to dismissal.
Prior to entering the field of career transition consulting, Rob was Director of Marketing Programs at one of Canada’s leading defense electronics firms. Previous to that, he directed the efforts of Human Resources Departments within both unionized and non-unionized environments in the high-technology industry. During this time, Rob gained extensive practical experience in dealing with the needs of senior executives in fast-paced, rapidly changing organizations. In addition to his leadership experience, Rob has worked in the areas of business development, recruitment, and employee relations.
Rob’s involvement in the community began when he coached minor league football with the Myers Riders. From there, his extracurricular activities evolved to several volunteer positions including leading the Loaned Representative Programs with the Campaign Cabinet for the United Way, as a Board member of Ronald McDonald House and the Ottawa Boys and Girls Club, and spending 14 years as a Trustee of the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre including three years as Board Chair. Currently, Rob is pleased to serve as a member of the Board for the Ottawa Chapter of Kid’s Up Front.
Rob holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from Carleton University, held his Certified Human Resources Professional designation for over 20 years, and has earned a Certificate in Strategic Marketing from Duke University.