Bob Ryan

Robert J. Ryan

Bob is a partner and executive advisor at Shields Meneley Partners, a consulting firm helping senior executives with career transitions and leadership development. He is also a Managing Director of the Sierra Institute, an “invitation-only” group of senior CHROs whose mission is the advancement of their organizations, the HR community and each other.

Throughout Bob’s career in business, he has been known as “Coach”, and is, in fact, a Hudson Institute ICF certified coach. Fueling his passion for helping develop leaders and future for more than twenty-five years. He brings a global viewpoint having held positions in multiple countries. He recently served on his first corporate board, Madison-Kipp Corporation until the sale of the firm.

He has held numerous not-for-profit Board positions and is on the board of the British American Business Council, the Union League Club of Chicago and the 786 Club, supporting the crew of the attack submarine, USS Illinois. He is a member of the Executive Club of Chicago and the Human Resource Management Association of Chicago. He lives in Chicago with his wife, Viki, a well-being coach. Bob has two daughters who also reside in Chicago, both with careers in Human Resources.