Vice President- Western US Region @ G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc.
General Manager- Colorado & Wyoming @ G4S Wackenhut and The Wackenhut Corporation
District Manager Physical Security & Airport Services @ The Wackenhut Corporation
Seasoned business & security executive with over 37 years’ experience in security and investigations management. Strategic thinking leader that leads from the front with humility, integrity and vision. Focused and committed to exceeding organization expectations both financially and operationally while executing directives issued by superiors . Completed over a 1200 hours of specialized training in executive leadership,
Seasoned business & security executive with over 37 years’ experience in security and investigations management. Strategic thinking leader that leads from the front with humility, integrity and vision. Focused and committed to exceeding organization expectations both financially and operationally while executing directives issued by superiors . Completed over a 1200 hours of specialized training in executive leadership, security management , guard force operations, business development, customer satisfaction, anti-terrorism, corporate campus, assets protection, physical security, Internal Intelligence & general investigations, emergency protection planning, implementation & crises communications, loss prevention and related training. Completed 4 years college education in Business Management, Human Resources and Criminal Investigations. Proven leader that can be relied upon to find innovative solutions to customer challenges while providing the guidance, oversight and operational expertise necessary to complete the task at hand. Through the identification, development and guidance provided to direct reports, Mr. Bobo effectively manages thousands of employees throughout the Western US States.
Specialties: Develop, Direct and Manage Physical Security and Investigative Solutions for customers in Federal & Local Government, Public Bus/Light Rail Transit, Business, Financial, Transportation, Healthcare, Mining, Residential, Airports, Petro Chemical, Utilities/Power Plants, Shopping Centers, Industrial installations . Extensive expertise in the privatization of police support services, transitioning proprietary personal to contract, remote area security force operations in man camps or otherwise and the management multistate strategic partnerships. 37 years leadership/case officer experience in investigations & executive protection: Undercover, Integrity Test, copy right infringement , franchise infringement, WC insurance fraud, surveillance and general investigations
Vice President- Western US Region @ Current responsibilities include: Western Region Leadership and strategic planning of company Area/Branch/Satellite Offices located in Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, New Mexico, Wyoming, Eastern South Dakota and Eastern North Dakota. Identify and develop future company Sr. Managers, provide expert support and guidance to key staff and customers as necessary in all aspects of Physical Security Operations , Investigations, Emergency Protection/Crises Management , Human Resources, Business Development, Contracts, Financials, Training/professional development and customer satisfaction. Sr. relationship manager for region based multi state customers, Drive, support and Implement corporate initiatives, vision, mission, values and policies based on a foundation of integrity. Provide guidance, support and resources to Sr. Managers on Profit & Loss, customer satisfaction, community service initiates , marketing , business development, corporate policy compliance, budget, office administration, human resources, training and operations in the Western US. Directly Supervise 14 Sr. Level Managers with approximately 4000 indirect reports. From January 2008 to Present (8 years) General Manager- Colorado & Wyoming @ Responsible for G4S Wackenhut Secure Solutions including: Customer Service, Business Development, Human Resources, Training, Operations Management, Financial Management and Administration in Colorado and Wyoming. Directly supervised Multiple Department Managers and Select Major Account Manager’s, Indirectly supervised an average of 900 Security officers throughout Colorado, Wyoming and South Dakota. Customers included Business, Industry, Government, Healthcare, Transportation, Residential and Industrial. 1983 to 2000 also managed the Wackenhut Investigative Division which focused on Internal Investigations, business Investigations, insurance fraud, criminal investigations, patent and copyright infringement, franchise infringement, background investigations and executive protection, division consisted of a division manager and multiple skilled FTE's . Supervisory member of the Wackenhut US DOE security contengency force from 1979 to 1991, held DOE “Q” clearance, completed on going specialized training and qualifications for potential deployment also held DoD Secret clearence until the mid 90's. Built business and effectivly established company area offices in New Mexico, developed multiple industry leaders who now hold key positions in corporate security From June 1983 to January 2008 (24 years 8 months) District Manager Physical Security & Airport Services @ Responsibilities included the managment of uniformed security services, airport pre departure screening and skycap services, provided by the company's portland district office in Oregon, Idaho, Utah and southern Washington. Direct reports included Managers/Supervisors and hundreds of indirect reports. Directly managed the Portland district emergency protection program throughout the northwest. Customers included Business, Industry and Government. Prior to being elevated to District Physical Security Manager , held leadership positions in uniformed physical security, investigations,loss prevention and emergency protection, positions held included Strike Coordinator, Area Supervisor, Retail Store Detective, Investigator and Field Supervisor. Selected for the company carreer development program in 1980 by G.R.Wackenhut, completed extensive training for future sr.company management. key member of the company team that established operations and offices in Utah, Idaho and western Washington. From January 1978 to May 1983 (5 years 5 months) Retail Loss Prevention & Armed Security Services Floater @ From September 1977 to January 1978 (5 months) Combat Arms Soldier @ Primary duties included demolitions, explosive operations, detect and disable enemy explosives and mine fields, long range recon, assault boat river crossing, land navigation, bridge construction, other construction, development and implement solutions to obstructions delaying US forward movement, routinely preformed Infantry and security duty on base at security check points and off base at US munitions facilities, assigned to shift leadership & patrol, rapid deployment force and check point security locations. Transferred to weapons training command as a light infantry weapons instructor for US army reserve units. From June 1973 to June 1977 (4 years 1 month) Police Explorer @ LAPD youth program for high school students considering a career in law enforcement From January 1971 to January 1972 (1 year 1 month)
Business Administration; Criminal Investigations; Human Resources @ City College; Mt Hood College; Trade Tech College Robert Bobo is skilled in: Executive Management, Team Leadership, Leadership Development, Coaching, Strategic Planning, Marketing Strategy, Budgeting, New Business Development, Crisis Management, Crisis Communications, Tactical Planning, Customer Relations, Profit & Loss Management, Contract Negotiation, Privatization
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