Dr. Rob Nelson is an innovative, results-driven leader with more than 20+ years of global experience in marketing and communications, strategic business development, solution-product development, management, consulting and operations for high Fortune 100 corporations, startup/ pre-IPO’s, and international organizations. His industry experience includes healthcare, high-tech, not-for-profit, higher education, manufacturing, some financial services and a variety of others. Rob has an established record of establishing and implementing full-spectrum of initiatives that help organizations achieve performance transformation and deliver strategic, Operational, and financial results that ensure market leadership.
Active in the academic and entrepreneurship community, Rob also teaches marketing, branding, strategic marketing, and strategy and business innovation at the MBA/Masters Levels where his highly regarded work involves live projects with companies including many innovative and award-winning start-ups. This is in addition to his work in the academic/university setting and research collaborations with Universities on programs.
Prior to joining RCG Global Services, Rob was global portfolio marketing leader for GE Healthcare’s Analytics and Artificial Intelligence business with responsibility for growth with a focus on analytics software, artificial intelligence and consulting for a $16B business portfolio. At GE he also led service marketing and solution management for GE Healthcare’s IT business with a focus on analytics and consulting.
Rob has also served both as a private consultant and senior manager and executive, leading a dozen different organizations and multiple teams and projects for Fortune 30 corporations, national and international non-profits and privately held firms including GE Healthcare, Quorum Health Resources, the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), Motorola and IBM. He also served in cross-functional roles at Amazon.com in pre-IPO days. Prior, Rob served as both enlisted and officer ranks with more than a decade of service in the United States Navy in communications, intelligence, surface warfare, and combat logistics.
Rob holds a Doctor of Business Administration in Strategic Marketing from Grenoble Ecole de Management with dissertation on the implementation of market orientation Strategic Marketing involving the transformation of organizations to deliver higher performance. His MBA in Strategic Marketing is from the Kellogg School of Management and a BA in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma. He holds certificates in Global Leadership and Strategy from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and is Pragmatic Marketing and trained in Miller Herman conceptual selling.
In his personal time, Rob practices mixed martial arts including Muay Thai Kick Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, enjoys hiking, biking, sailing, kayaking and spending time with his Vizsla dog Zsofie.