Bob is the Managing Founder of Brimstone, where he partners with CEOs and their leadership teams on large-scale change initiatives. Much of his work focuses on advising CEOs and C-suite executives on methods to address short- and long-term results, while simultaneously achieving alignment and developing leaders. Before launching Brimstone, Bob was president and CEO of Grand Circle Travel, the industry leader in the direct marketing of travel to mature Americans. Bob also served as Associate Director of the Global Leadership Program, a renowned executive development program at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Prior to that, he was EVP of Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, the largest of the Outward Bound schools in the world, and helped develop the Professional Development Program for Outward Bound. Bob also worked with leadership expert Noel Tichy while at General Electric’s Crotonville Training Center where he designed key modules for developing high-performing teams and individuals.
Bob holds both BA and MA degrees from the University of Vermont. He is a licensed US Coast Guard Captain and private pilot. He competed in the 1986 Hawaii Ironman world championships, and has participated in expeditions to Nepal and the Swiss Alps. Bob lives in Camden, Maine with his wife and two daughters.
Family, friends, travel, art, reading, film, nature, yoga, biking, skiing, dogs