Bob Patin is an executive coach with more than 30 years experience in the C-suite. Most recently, he was CEO of CNA Life and Group Operations, which is among the top 50 life insurance companies in the United States. Previously, Patin was President of BIG IDEA Productions where he created a high performing organization, coached the creator and founder of the company, and led it to market leadership in the values-based children’s video market. Earlier in his career, Bob served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Washington National Corporation; Chairman of the Harbor Group; President, Insurance Operations at GE CAPITAL; and Vice President of Marketing & Sales, Reinsurance Division, Connecticut General Corporation.
Mr. Patin has a proven track record maximizing and leveraging senior-level talent across multiple industries to achieve aggressive bottom line results. He has coached senior executives during his entire career, both as the CEO of multiple corporations, and in not-for-profit and civic leadership development initiatives. He is highly skilled in one-on-one interviewing to elicit critical information, and certified on multi-rater instruments. Mr. Patin currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Advanced Group (Chicago, IL) and Relltech Consulting (Northbrook, IL) and has served on the boards of a variety of educational and community organizations including the Kellogg Graduate School at Northwestern University and the Global board of Junior Achievement. He received a B.A. in Psychology and Foreign Languages from Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio.