Bob is known as a “super-connector” both within the Calgary and international business communities, and amongst countless former students, entrepreneurs, and government officials. He has served as a director, strategic advisor, and/or angel investor for more than 20 public and private companies and monitors another 20 start-ups and grow-ups, many founded by his former students.
A Professor of Strategy and Global Management, Bob has taught with the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary since 1973. His practical approach to learning and student “live” projects have resulted in 23 awards for outstanding teaching; including being named in the “top 10” among 39,000 other professors in Canada.
As a coach, his legendary student teams have won 80 national academic case championships, 23 international awards, and 6 world-level titles over the past 34 years.
Bob was the first recipient for the Order of the University of Calgary, the Award of Merit for all levels of education in the City of Calgary, and the University Senate “Lecture of a Lifetime” award. Among his four degrees are a BSc. in Engineering (Notre Dame) and PhD. in Business Administration (Ohio State).