Friday, September 4, 2009

Consulting Testimonials From Business Associates and Colleagues

Recommendations

“Bob is masterful at implementing large scale projects across a broad array of challenges which include but are not limited to geography and education. Bob has a passion for implementing successful programs. During our last energy initiative program, Bob successfully established new operating standards for efficiency and best practice throughout all departments of each store. The immensity of the program included over 150 stores in three states. If you are challenged with finding an individual to manage and perfect a large scale project; than look no farther than Bob Gambone.” September 2, 2009
Jeff Rupert , Account Manager / Field Service Engineer , Parasense was with another company when working with Bob at Giant Eagle
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“Bob is a true professional. I had the pleasure of working with him to develop and launch Giant Eagle's Sustainability efforts. We developed a strategic plan to deliver $10MM in triple bottom line(people, planet & profitability) benefits. He was diligent, thorough, and a respected leader. He could go comfortably from the corporate boardroom to the backroom of our stores, and gain support for key initiatives. His passion for retail, and advocacy of people separates him from virtually every other executive I have had the opportunity to work with.” September 2, 2009
Derek Gaskins , Director of Marketing , Giant Eagle, Inc. worked with Bob at Giant Eagle (Currently VP of Marketing NACS)
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“Bob is extremely knowledgeable of retail operations and adept at identifying efficiencies in processes and managing labor. However, Bob's greatest asset is his ability to effectively communicate with colleagues and associates of varying educational and work backgrounds.” September 2, 2009
John Bernardo , Principal , Sustainable Innovations LLC worked directly with Bob at Giant Eagle
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“Bob was the driving force in our utility and recycling initiative. He understands store operations and its manpower and financial constraints, is innovative in developing and improving processes and systems to reduce energy and waste, is very cognizant of the corporate culture and its requirements, is great at communicating with and motivating both teams and individuals, and really cares about the people he works with and the community at large. Bob is the rare person who can accomplish a large amount of work in a totally organized manner and still have time to do more if asked. Through his leadership, we dramatically increased the income from recycled cardboard and plastic and reduced energy use and cost in our organization.” July 29, 2009
Cliff Timko , Energy Manager , Giant Eagle, Inc. reported to Bob at Giant Eagle (currently an Independent Consultant)
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“Bob is a confidant, competent, committed and highly motivational leader. He has a very effective communication style that leaves one to think and grow on their own. A great asset to any team!” September 2, 2009
Ken Dennewitz , Regional Business Manager , Giant Eagle worked with Bob at Giant Eagle
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“Bob is a high energy, motivational manager, he has a very direct and effective style. He is driven and a goal oriented manager. An asset to every team.” August 12, 2009
Dave Daniel , Regional V P of Operations , Giant Eagle worked directly with Bob at Giant Eagle
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“Bob Gambone proved what true leadership is when he took on the Giant Eagle/ Big Bear store Conversion Project. Not only did he assist us 7 Directors with our store conversions, he did it with such savory and professionalism that we were able to accomplish opening up seven stores in less than 3 weeks from the ground up. He coordinated all training, scheduling, meetings, ordering, store fills, staffing and filling of these stores. Bob acts unselfishly and has a true heart for the retail business. He’s is a teacher and trainer to many of today’s successful store directors, managers and employees. He always raised the bar to bring out the true potential that each of us never knew we had and it brought us to the next level of our careers. Bob has strong leadership qualities and a great sense of humor. He has a lead by example management style that creates such a positive atmosphere of success that is second to none. Bob is the leader we all would like to be - and he shows us how to get there.” September 2, 2009
Bob Kritz , Store Director , Giant Eagle reported to Bob at Giant Eagle (Currently an Independent Real-Estate Agent)
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“Bob is an excellent teacher, trainer and leader. While our store was being converted to the Giant Eagle banner, Bob supported our team through what could have been a difficult transition. Bob communicates with passion and excitement. His vast knowledge is easily shared and understood by others through these communication skills.” August 14, 2009
Don Booth , Store Manager , Giant Eagle reported to Bob at Giant Eagle
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“Bob and I worked together on a variety of special training projects. I’ve always admired Bob's professionalism, enthusiasm and personality, in addition to his well-equipped facilitation and formal presentation skills. Bob's energy, compassion and dedication is truly contagious.” July 29, 2009
Steve Billock , HR trainer , Giant Eagle worked directly with Bob at Giant Eagle
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“My role at Giant Eagle is to recruit, select and certify qualified trainers to teach DDI / Giant Eagle University management development courses. I worked with Bob as a facilitator in the past and always considered him a very professional, passionate, entertaining and enthusiastic facilitator. Bob lived up to all expectations and became one the best course instructors certified to teach these classes.” August 12, 2009
Steve Billock , HR trainer , Giant Eagle worked directly with Bob at Giant Eagle

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