Rob is a results-driven leader with over 20 years’ experience planning and implementing global business and technology solutions in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.
An award-winning CIO, Rob is responsible for managing our innovation process to explore opportunities and develop strategies and technologies that fuel our ability to better serve our Members. An active community builder, Rob also provides valuable leadership and guidance as we continue to identify and implement initiatives that allow us to build a stronger, more diverse and inclusive CEO Global Network.
Rob served as Chief Information Officer for the City of Toronto for six years before departing in 2019. During his tenure, Rob provided leadership for the delivery of integrated information and communication technology solutions that enabled and drove service excellence. Rob provided executive leadership for the City’s inaugural Civic Innovation Office and Smart City Program both established to drive bold innovation and transformation to address real civic problems and opportunities.
Prior to joining the City of Toronto, Rob spent four years as CIO for the City of Brampton. His department won many global, national and provincial industry awards under his leadership, and Rob became the first Canadian municipal CIO to be named to the prestigious global CIO 100 Honoree list.
Rob has also held various leadership positions within the private sector in operations, customer service, marketing, e-business and information technology, and serves on the Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management’s Advisory Council and various other Board Advisory roles in the profit and not-for-profit sectors.
He is a graduate of the University of Waterloo.