Bob is an investor in TrueFire Studios and an accomplished CEO and board director known for his ability to drive growth and digital transformation in information services, media, and technology companies in both B2B and B2C markets.
Recently as Chairman and CEO of Dun and Bradstreet, a global $1.7B NYSE-listed company, Bob led a complete business, technology, and cultural transformation that restored this iconic 177-year-old firm to consistent, profitable growth following a 5-year period of no growth.
Prior to Dun and Bradstreet, Bob served as CEO of IDG Communications, a privately-held technology media company operating in 97 countries. During his tenure, Bob led IDG from traditional print publisher to modern media company and world-wide leader in digital media, marketing services, and events. Bob also spent four years at America Online Inc. as senior vice president of Interactive Marketing, leading business development for all technology channels with brands such as Netscape, Moviefone, and AOL Instant Messaging.
He also has deep experience working with early-stage companies to commercialize and scale through his roles as venture capital advisor, board member, angel investor, and mentor to CEOs. Bob is a longtime banjo and guitar player and a lifelong music learner. Learn More