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Background: Robert Sher is founding principal of CEO to CEO, a consulting firm of former chief executives that improves the leadership infrastructure of midsized companies seeking to accelerate their performance.
A frequent speaker on the successful leadership traits and skills of CEOs of midsized companies, Robert has been published in the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, CFO and other leading publications. He is a regular columnist on Forbes.com and CFO.com, and published a multipart series on HBR.org. He published his first book in 2007, The Feel of the Deal: How I Built a Company through Acquisitions (1toPonder). His newest book, Mighty Midsized Companies; How Leaders Overcome 7 Silent Growth Killers, (Boston: Bibliomotion, 2014) was released on September 16, 2014 and is making quite a splash in the midsized companies world.
Prior to launching CEO to CEO in 2007, Robert was chief executive and co-founder of Bentley Publishing Group from 1984 to 2006. He steered the firm to become a leading player in its industry (decorative art publishing). He led the acquisitions of four competitors between 1999 and 2004 and left Bentley two years later. The firm merged with Global Arts in 2011 to form Bentley Global Art Group.
Robert received a B.S. degree in business administration from Hayward State University in 1986 (during which he ran a small business), and an MBA degree from St. Mary’s College in 1988, where he was the recipient of the Jack Saloma Award for student citizenship. From 1995 to 2000, he taught MBA and executive MBA courses at St. Mary’s on growing entrepreneurial businesses.
Company: We are a consulting firm of former chief executives that improves the leadership infrastructure of midsized companies seeking to accelerate their performance. We help these leaders rapidly elevate their game and lead their companies to the next level and beyond.
We work with the senior-most executive at companies or divisions with revenue ranging from $20 million to $400 million that are facing significant opportunities and challenges. Our clients are very talented CEOs and
c-suite leaders who nonetheless feel they are still learning their craft, realize their company's performance depends on improving their own performance and want to enhance their skills rapidly and on the job.
Representative Clients: Corefact; GoGrid; GSC Logistics; Hanson Bridgett LLP; Kevin Barry Fine Art; Pinchin, Ltd; Rodan & Fields; Silvaco; Steinberg Architects