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.


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What CEOs Can Learn From Political Marketing

For years I have marveled at our political process and the marketing aspects of it.Every four years we go through [...]

Bob Donnelly Entrepreneurial CEO September 9 2008
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What CEOs Can Learn From the Mailman

No matter what market your company is in, once your value proposition ages, customers will move on to the next faster, better, or cheaper solution for their changing requirements. Look at the USPS and then examples of how mail is handled in other countries and you’ll see the importance of reinventing your company to keep up with the times.

Bob Donnelly Innovation , Leadership & Strategy August 16 2011

What To Do WhenYou’re Not #1 Or #2

Though GE wrote it in stone, you can still succeed by breaking the commandment.

Bob Donnelly October 1 1990

What’s New in Business Management?

Every CEO should be developing a strategy to inculcate innovation in the fabric of their company so that they have a sustainable unique value proposition which gives them a competitive advantage by creating an emotional bond with their customers.

Bob Donnelly Leadership & Strategy May 14 2012

What’s the Value Proposition of the New HP Brand?

When you think of HP what brand image immediately comes to mind? PC’s, laptops, printers – right? They are the world’s largest PC manufacturer. It’s what sets them apart from their competitors and is encapsulated in their value proposition. No wonder the stock went down 20 percent on the restructuring announcement.

Bob Donnelly Technology August 30 2011

Who Is Managing Your Marketing?

We recently witnessed several recent marketing fiascos that begs an answer to the age old question – who is in charge of marketing?

Bob Donnelly Marketing & Sales February 13 2012

Who is Minding the Store? Lessons for CEOs from the Mismanagement of HP

James Bandler has written a thorough expose’ on “How HP Lost Its Way” in the 2012 – Fortune 500 issue, which is another lesson in how not to manage for CEOs, and their Boards.

Bob Donnelly Leadership & Strategy June 20 2012
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Why Plan?

You would think that anyone starting a business would have a well thought out and written business plan – wouldn’t [...]

Bob Donnelly Entrepreneurial CEO January 23 2007

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