We are practitioners of high-performance leadership with over fifty years of combined experience—including successes and battle scars. We have led and worked in and with publicly traded companies, turnarounds, startups, nonprofits, and social ventures. Most of all, we are passionate about finding better ways to lead, because we believe the world needs a better brand of leadership.
Bob Vanourek has led global New York Stock Exchange companies, including Sensormatic and Recognition Equipment, through transformational turnarounds as CEO. Bob has served as an officer of two divisions of Pitney Bowes and Avery International. Bob has taught leadership at the University of Denver and Colorado Mountain College, and he is Chairman Emeritus of the Vail Leadership Institute and an honors graduate of Harvard Business School and Princeton University. Bob is a featured speaker on leadership and consults with numerous boards, businesses, and community organizations.
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Gregg Vanourek is a high-impact executive and award-winning author who trains, teaches, and speaks on leadership, entrepreneurship, and personal development. Vanourek is Chairman of the Board of SE Forum, Vice Director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management Program at KTH-Royal Institute of Technology, and Vice Center Director for the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship at KTH. He teaches at KTH and in the Stockholm Business School Executive MBA Program. He served as a tech startup executive for K12 Inc. (now a market leader with about $900 million in sales) and co-founded New Mountain Ventures. Previously, he was a senior executive at the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation and research fellow at the Hudson Institute. He is co-author of three influential books, including Triple Crown Leadership (a winner of the International Book Awards and called “the best book on leadership since Good to Great”) and Life Entrepreneurs. Vanourek graduated from the Yale School of Management (M.B.A.), London School of Economics and Political Science (M.Sc.), and Claremont McKenna College (B.A., magna cum laude). He served on the board of the Vail Leadership Institute (now Vail Centre). Follow him on Twitter: @GVanourek
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