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Selling our family business of 78 years was not an easy endeavor, but clearly needed to be done.

Mark Hockman, CEO/Owner
Green Garden Foods, Inc

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BACKGROUND:

Bob King is a strong executive leader with over 25 years of experience leading and managing manufacturing, distribution and logistics companies. The breadth of his experience ranges from Fortune 100 companies to $10M privately held concerns.

Bob has exceptional communication, analytical and team building skills which have proven to be essential assets during the many customer negotiations, process improvement initiatives, mergers, acquisitions and restructurings in which he has participated or led.

Prior to starting C.O.O. Services, LLC, Bob served as President of a national, multi-site, manufacturer of office and school supplies. During his nine years there, sales grew over 300%, through both organic sales growth and acquisitions. In addition to two mergers and subsequent integrations, Bob developed the strategic plan that called for the company to move from a small west coast only player to become a major factor in the industry throughout North America. Major clients included 3M, Costco and Staples.

In the 1990’s, Bob served in several capacities, from Connecticut, to Colorado, to Seattle, as Area President, Executive Vice President and General Manager and Transition Team Leader for Unisource Worldwide (or predecessor companies), a then New York Stock Exchange listed, $9B, distribution and logistics company. During this time, Bob had full P&L responsibility for divisions ranging in size from $100-$400M, with multi-channel sales forces of up to 100 people.


EDUCATION:

  • BA in Economics and Political Science (double major) from Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT.
  • M.B.A. from Emory University, Goizueta Business School, Atlanta, GA
  • Certified Exit Planning Advisor, (CEPA) from the Exit Planning Institute.
  • Certified Executive Coach.
  • Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst (CPBA).
  • Certified Professional Values Analyst (CPVA).

 

PERSONAL:

Married for over 25 years, Bob and his wife, Jeannie, have three children; boy, girl twins who are in college and a daughter in high school.

He has served on several industry panels, Chaired his Church’s Board and currently sits on the School Board at Bellevue Christian School as well as the Board of Pinnacle Forum. Bob also serves as Vice Chair of the Board at Warm Beach Christian Camp and Conference Center. He is an avid sportsman who enjoys fly fishing, skiing, hiking, trap shooting, golf, running, cycling and competing in local triathlons.

He tries to live his life by his 7-F Mission Statement: Faith, Family, Friends, Fun, Fluency, Fitness and Finances.

 
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