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 as the Chief Learning Officer leading front-line to C-suite learning 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 considered a sector expert and is frequently a participant in panel discussions, webinars, and learning profession related articles across the globe.
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. He works closely with venture capital firms, start-ups, and high growth companies to drive innovation and scale with their solutions in the workplace learning arena.