As an industry recognized leader with more than 30 years in leading learning & talent functions in large scale enterprises, Rob brings unique perspective and insights into today’s challenges in workforce development, learning and education technologies, business growth and performance outcomes.Rob has deep experience in the profession and has led world-class organizations as the Chief Learning Officer at McDonald’s Corp, Yum! Brands, Inc, and Cingular Wireless (now AT&T) impacting millions of lives around the world. He has also held learning leadership roles at Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers), and Dun & Bradstreet.Rob has been recognized multiple times by CLO Magazine for his work, including being named Chief Learning Officer of the Year (2013) for achieving business impact, leading business change, learning technologies and global learning. He has also led teams recognized in the Top 50 of Training Magazine’s rankings across multiple years. He is frequently a participant in panel discussions, webinars, and learning profession related articles across the globe.Rob was a member of the Board of Directors from 2005 and the 2010 Chair of the Board of ATD (Association for Talent Development). In addition, he is a past board of directors’ member for Leadership Kentucky and chaired the Program Operating Committee for Kentuckiana Works, the metro-Louisville (KY) Workforce Development entity.He is currently the Founder of XLO Global LLC – a consultancy and advisory business designed to drive strategic value for business and workforce development efforts.