Robert S. Rollo, Partner, Heidrick and Struggles
During his 24 years in executive search, Bob Rollo has been recognized as one of the nation's leading recruiters in "The Global 200," "The New Career Makers," "The Rites of Passage" and most recently in "Headhunters and How to Use Them." He has successfully completed more than 450 senior-level executive searches, including board member, CEO, president and COO positions.
Previously, Bob was a vice chairman and leader of Highland Partners' Specialty Practice Sector, which included its global Board of Directors Practice. Additionally, he was the managing partner of the firm's Los Angeles office. Bob was the founding partner of Rollo Associates, a Los Angeles-based provider of nationwide executive search services. He established the firm in 1992 and specialized in recruiting leaders on behalf of a portfolio of prominent clients ranging from emerging technology companies to established multinationals.
Prior to founding Rollo Associates, Bob was a senior partner for 11 years with Korn/Ferry International, heading that firm's Southern California region. Before joining the executive search industry, Bob served as director of Strategic Planning for a Fortune 500 company and later as Vice President, Marketing for one of its major divisions. Beginning his career in 1973, he held commercial lending and corporate banking positions for five years with Union Bank of California. He served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy from 1970 to 1973. He was Regimental Commander in Officer Candidate School and received the Navy's Outstanding Junior Officer Award in 1971.
Bob received his bachelor¡¯s degree with honors and MBA from the University of Southern California.