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Bob Barker

Managing Partner

Bob is co-founder and Chair of the Industrial Practice at BarkerGilmore. He brings more than three decades of executive search and international business experience to his clients. Bob has successfully managed General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer engagements for mid-sized to Fortune 500 companies including those in the industrial, financial, energy, technology, and consumer industries. Clients rely on Bob for advice and counseling both during and after the engagement.

Some of Bob’s recent engagements include the General Counsel for a national property and casualty insurer, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer for a privately-held industrial company, Chief Compliance Officer for a public healthcare services company, and the first-ever General Counsel for a non-profit corporation. He has partnered with numerous Fortune 500 companies to build out their legal and compliance departments.

Bob has been instrumental in expanding BarkerGilmore’s services to include advising and leadership development. He has assembled a team of distinguished former Fortune 500 General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officers from some of the most highly respected public and private corporations who serve as consultants to companies and individuals. These experienced leaders are passionate about helping others optimize their legal and compliance organizations and develop strong leaders.

Prior to founding the firm, Bob was the North American Sales Manager for the Imaging and Printing Group at Hewlett-Packard, where he achieved the highest recognition in the company and was awarded membership into HP's President’s Club.

Bob holds a bachelor’s degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a strong advocate for diversity in the workplace and has been actively involved in the firm’s Women and Diversity Practice. His writing has been published in Corporate Board MemberCorporate Counsel and he has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal and numerous other media outlets.


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