Courtney Lane interviews Bob Ryan and Keith Goudy.
ABOUT BOB RYAN 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.
ABOUT KEITH GOUDY Keith joined the firm in 1997 and has over 15 years of experience in executive assessment, succession planning and leadership development. In recent years, his focus has been on helping clients create winning strategies for building and managing their leadership bench strength. His passion and expertise lie in helping individuals prepare to get to the next level of leadership, and helping organizations select and develop world class management teams. Keith works with privately held firms as well as public corporations, representing diverse industries including energy, utilities, manufacturing and healthcare. Keith completed his undergraduate education at Pennsylvania State University and received his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from DePaul University in Chicago. He has authored articles, and presents at management conferences in the areas of talent management and leadership development. He manages the Assessment Practice at Vantage. Keith likes to spend time with his family and hopes his two young, wonderful children will learn to enjoy skiing out west and playing golf. He loves music and literature, landscaping, and the Philadelphia Eagles.
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