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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5 Steps to Build a Bridge to the Life You Want

The secret to life’s success involves a plan – one that is reviewed and tweaked at regular intervals.

Bob Donnelly CEO Life January 9 2012

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

Books in Review: Customer Centricism Explained

Robert Bloom, retired U.S. CEO of Publicis Worldwide and author of The Inside Advantage, believes there has been a profound shift in the buyer-seller equation.

Bob Donnelly October 19 2010

Books in Review: Getting Customers to Talk about You

A review of Empowered: Unleash your employees, energize your customers, transform your business, by Josh Bernoff & Ted Schadler

Bob Donnelly January 13 2011

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
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Brand Equity and the CEO

Brands exist in the mind and our minds are full of familiar images that we instantaneously recall when prompted by [...]

Bob Donnelly Entrepreneurial CEO April 16 2008

CEO Surprises

How customers and technological advances can shake things up.

Bob Donnelly Corporate Finance , Small Business October 13 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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CEO’s Role in New Product Development

Most customers don’t really know what they want next, but one thing is for sure – they have a list [...]

Bob Donnelly Entrepreneurial CEO January 8 2008

CEOs and Customers

Customers are in charge now.

Bob Donnelly Corporate Finance , Internet , Small Business July 30 2010

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