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Rob O'Donnell
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Seasoned coach and mentor with 30+ years of experience developing leadership talent to tackle big responsibility. Diverse industry experience with a common thread; bringing out the BEST in people in charge!

Seasoned coach and mentor with 30+ years of experience developing leadership talent to tackle big responsibility. Diverse industry experience with a common thread; bringing out the BEST in people in charge!

Rob O'Donnell is not accepting new clients right now
Rob O'Donnell is not accepting new clients right now
Bio

'Great Energy!' is how clients describe Rob. His career spans 3 decades and industry segments ranging from construction to retail, from transportation to telecom and in union and non-union environments from California to New Jersey. His work put him in front of the Federal Government (GSA), State Departments of Transportation (PennDOT, ODOT), large corporations (CNF), midsize players (Aires, NEMF), and small firms (Tele-Solutions). Participating in 5 start-ups, he knows what works from the ground up.

Rob's sweet spot is untangling seemingly intractable leadership issues, beginning with strategy development and cascading leadership's vision throughout the organization. Beyond that, helping a new manager find their rhythm, restoring a 'troubled' executive to prominence, building capacity into emerging leadership, and supercharging team performance are all in a day's work. Rob is not easily shocked or surprised. His HR experience was fueled by prior leadership roles in sales, operations, and administration.

This diverse background has helped clients shape strategy, appropriately manage setbacks, resolve disputes in a compelling way, and avoid needless litigation.


Notable Client Achievements

  • Resolved a construction dispute at NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba resulting in the project finishing on time, to spec, and in budget.

  • Coached a Founder through a strategic planning process that took his start-up from ground zero to $20M in sales and market dominance

  • Stabilized the HR function during a senior leadership transition and developed emerging talent for expansion and succession.

  • Coached an emerging leader to become the youngest Director at the company

  • Developed an objective, outcome-based performance evaluation tool that stripped 1200 management hours from the process

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Work History
Aires
VP of Organizational Development
NEMF
VP of Organizational Development
XPO Logistics
HR Manager & Safety
Credentials
  • BS/BA HR and Organizational Management | Thomas Edison State University
Industry Specialties
Construction, Human Resources, Logistics Supply Chain, Management Consulting and more
Functional Specialties
Human Resources, Management, Operations, Strategy Planning and more
Expertise
Career Direction, Early Career, Mid Career, New People Manager and more

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