Robert J. (Bob) Ryan, a global business leader, is an Executive Advisor
at Shields Meneley Partners. Bob’s career has included key leadership
roles with companies ranging from $500M to $84B that include Procter &
Gamble, Tate and Lyle, Bombardier Recreation Products, Kimball Hill Homes
and Griffith Laboratories.
Born in Montreal, Canada, Bob began his career as a manufacturing engineer
after graduating from Carleton University in Ottawa, and McGill University
in Montreal with a degree in mechanical/aeronautical engineering.
He quickly developed a reputation for bringing the right people together
to address issues, guiding creative problem solving, and ensuring successful
outcomes. When approached by his CEO, he “jumped at the chance” to
lead strategic human capital initiatives that directly impacted the bottom
line. His career progressed rapidly as he took on – and resolved
-- complex problems in global organizations. He is known as a gifted
listener and go-to-coach for all levels in an organization. He has
been described as “captain of the team, a master of common sense and the
last guy off the ice.”
Bob has served on the Boards of the British American Business Council,
the Northwest Cultural Council, and the Human Resource Management Association
of Chicago. He has also been on boards representing economic development,
education, and the arts.
Bob is also a graduate of the Hudson Institute Coaching Program and a member
of the International Coach Federation. As an Executive Advisor Bob
focuses on building strategic business partnerships and expanding service
offerings to top leadership teams around the world.
We invite you to listen to Bob tell some of his story.