Robert (Bob) Pene is a seasoned General Manager, Turnaround/Business Builder/Change Agent, CEO, business owner, and Fortune 500 C-Suite Marketing professional. He has had P&L responsibility for the majority of his career.
As an Executive with Fortune 500 Companies he is credited with increased incremental profitability of over $100 Million and eliminated $80Million in capital spending. As a consultant he has saved and/or built over 50 companies and saved over 500 jobs.
Bob spent over 15 years as a Marketing/Sales/General Manager for Fortune 500 marketing-driven companies…Procter and Gamble, SC Johnson, Kimberly Clark, Western Publishing Company, and Frito Lay International. He managed brands like Pringles, Raid, Off Insect repellents, Rain Barrel fabric softener, Kotex Tampons, Light Days Panty Liners, Little Golden Books, Skillcraft Toys, and Overseas Frito Lay International Companies He rose from Brand Assistant to Vice President.
After leaving corporate work, Bob formed his own Consulting Company. He operates from a strategic and execution viewpoint, and as a “working” consultant helping, training, and doing what he recommends. He is a “generalist” and a problem-solver. His approach is to construct both short term and lasting change through building more professional organizations and improved Marketing/ Sales/Operations. He operated as CEO/CEO of 5 of these companies. He focuses on both internal and external issues. He owned and profitably sold his own distribution company.
Bob has a B.S. Business, an MBA, and was a Captain in the U.S. Air Force operating as a Procurement Officer, most notably on the F15 Tactical Electronic Warfare System.