Robert Burke (USA)
A senior business development executive who is centrally involved in an extensive list of start-ups, program/project success, business development for 30+ years both in North America and internationally. As Senior Vice President, Vice President, Director, Program Director, managed myriad complexities (finance, IT, telecom, partnerships) as well as ongoing operations. Proven in revenue generation, operations management, product management, contract management, P & L, M & A, strategic planning and alliances, and hands-on operations.
Key responsibilities have included business development, finance, planning, programs, operations in businesses, and projects around the world. Identified, contracted with, and then nurtured vendor relationships with major (Fortune 100) and smaller companies.
Developed a value-added function with offices and staff, distributors, resellers across diverse operating regions. Developed and managed the operations staff, customer interface, and engineering. Skilled in most aspects of customer development, program management including developing new operations, the intricacies of ongoing operations such as planning, OPEX/CAPEX budgeting, forecasting, program milestone measurement, general operations, contracts, providing meaningful feedback to all involved parties/gaining and maintaining consensus.