Bob Donnelly

Bob Donnelly is CMO of Flo-Tite Valves & Controls, a U.S. based supplier of valves and components to the process control industry in North America. A coach, educator, and advisor to founders/CEOs of growing firms, he is a serial entrepreneur, having started, grown and sold several technology based businesses. Previously he held executive positions at IBM, Pfizer and Exxon. Donnelly is a regular contributor to Chief Executive magazine and is the author of "Personal Brand Planning for Life."


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Books in Review: What Should CEOs Know About the Job and How Much Can They Really Know in Advance?

Preparing CEOs for Success “What I wish I knew” By William R. Johnson strives to provide “candid counsel from experts,” but ultimately fails to deliver.

Bob Donnelly July 28 2010

What can CEOs learn from Apple?

The i suite of products demonstrates a classic “first mover” marketing lesson

Bob Donnelly Marketing & Sales , Small Business May 28 2010

Analytic Software for CEOs

Digging deeper into the evolving treasure trove of data on customers

Bob Donnelly Business Software , Small Business , Small Business April 15 2010
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Interim Managers for CEOs

A sensible alternative to consider

Bob Donnelly Small Business , Talent Management January 19 2010
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CEO’s Conundrum – Profit Now or Later

How to keep innovation from being smothered by bureaucracy

Bob Donnelly Entrepreneurial CEO December 1 2009
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E Marketing Tools for CEOs

Kevin Roberts, the CEO of Satchi & Satchi, one of the worlds largest ad agencies in a recent e broadcast [...]

Bob Donnelly Entrepreneurial CEO October 27 2009
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Revisiting Planning Basics for CEOs

How simple it is, but how difficult it is to execute.

Bob Donnelly Entrepreneurial CEO September 29 2009
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The Techie and the Entrepreneur

Mutual admiration cements innovative partnership to capitalize on a niche market opportunity.

Bob Donnelly Entrepreneurial CEO August 18 2009
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The CEO’s New Strategic Imperative – Engagement

We have heard that old cliché that the lifeblood of every business is its employees so many times that it [...]

Bob Donnelly Entrepreneurial CEO July 21 2009
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Marketing by Assumption

Where did the Edsel, the Chevette, and more recently the Aztec and Phaeton come from?Certainly not the customer, but more [...]

Bob Donnelly Entrepreneurial CEO June 25 2009

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