Bob has over 30 years of experience as a start-up entrepreneur and business executive. The vast majority of his work has been in the broadcasting and Internet media fields. He has created formal business plans, formed business entities, arranged financing and created financial control infrastructure. He is an experienced negotiator of vendor contracts and partnership agreements. He is a successful team-builder /motivator/ manager, experienced with employee relations issues and knowledgeable regarding legislative and regulatory issues affecting business entities. Regardless of the position he has held, he has always considered himself to be, first and foremost, a builder of business organizations. He is a successful recruiter, trainer, manager and motivator of skilled people. In the course of his broadcasting, Internet media and consulting experience, he has been involved, not only with his own entrepreneurial enterprises, but also in counseling others in building successful businesses.
Early in his career, Bob held various production, operations and sales positions at KNDO-TV/KNDU-TV (Yakima/Tri-Cities NBC affiliate), Simpson/Reilly & Associates (broadcast advertising sales representative firm) and KOMO-TV (Seattle ABC affiliate).
Later, he was the founder, president and general manager of KMTR, Inc. Under his direction, this start-up company secured a license from the Federal Communications Commission to build a new television station in Eugene, OR. The station, KMTR-TV, became the local NBC Television Network affiliate. After supervising the construction of facilities, hiring the staff and organizing business operations, he acted as president and general manager of the company for 14 years. Subsequently, he was the founder and president of CyberFirst, Inc. The company acted as an Internet advertising sales representation firm (representing hundreds of web sites in the sale of advertising space). More recently, he has worked as a sole proprietor business consultant. His clients have included Storyteller Communications, Tricordia, LLC, (Website hidden), Starbucks Coffee Company, Hyran Media, Inc. and AdzZoo, LLC. He has also served as a Workforce Solutions Advisor at the University of Phoenix.
Over the years, Bob has been involved in a number of business, civic and professional organizations. He has served on the boards of directors of the National Association of Broadcasters and the Oregon Association of Broadcasters. He has been a member of the NBC-TV Affiliates Congressional Relations Committee, the National Association of Broadcasters Legislative Liaison Committee and a member (and chairman) of the Arbitron (television ratings company) Advisory Council. He served on the boards of directors of The Eugene Festival of Musical Theatre and Networking for Youth (a youth mentoring group). He has been a member of the Eugene Rotary Club (serving also as a director) and the Bellevue Rotary Club.
Bob is a graduate of the University of Washington, School of Business. He enjoys boating, saltwater fishing, music and spending time with three, young granddaughters. Bob and his wife, Joan, live in Kirkland, WA.
English (North American), English
Middle Aged, Senior
Audiobooks, Business, Cartoons, Documentaries, Educational, Internet, Jingles, Movie Trailers, Music, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
Over 30 years' experience in the broadcasting industry. Early in my career, I did countless voice-overs for commercials as part of the production team at a local television station. Four years' experience as on-camera weather talent. Later in my career, I was in management, but still had many opportunities to do voice-over work. Also appeared, on-camera, delivering station editorials.
B.A., University of Washington, School of Business Administration.
Computer & Software
Lenovo PC, Audacity
Scarlett 2I2 mixer, home studio (excellent accoustics)
mp3 via email, Dropbox
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