Bob Walsh

President, VP/GM

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Forward thinking management executive who excels at creating growth businesses by leveraging existing company assets. Offers exceptional leadership abilities and a history of building, training, and mentoring highly productive and motivated marketing and operational teams. Possesses strong communication skills and the ability to bridge business and technical concepts.

 

Accomplishments:

  • Built, from the ground up, a robust and aggressive defense business within Navistar, which grew from $1 Million of sales to $4.3 Billion in five years.  Every year the entity was profitable. Company was sold to a strategic partner, delivering a partial exit to the company’s former shareholders.

  • As Chief Procurement Officer for Sears Holdings, LLC, in which the procurement buy was in excess of $4 Billion, achieved greater than 5% real savings annually in a very challenging environment.

  • Created a $30 Million business within the regional aircraft business with Bombardier and formed a telecommunications reseller within Ameritech.

  • Multiple P&L responsibilities and proven ability in managing people, capital, plants and equipment in both product and service industries.  Managed over 1,300 people with Navistar Defense and procured over $4 Billion of goods and services with Sears Holdings with limited resources.

  

Skills:

 Value Creation | Strategic Planning | Negotiations | Business Development | Business Transformation | Leadership Development | Competitive Analysis | Synergy Identification and Management | Carve-Outs | Transition Services Agreements | PMO

 

Experience:

Defense, Telecommunication, Aerospace, Manufacturing, Transportation, Services and Retail.