Bob Vanourek 1/4/2015




Bob Vanourek is the former CEO of five firms, ranging from a start-up to a $1 billion NY

stock exchange company and including winners of a state-level Malcolm Baldrige Quality

Award and the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence.

He is the co-author of Triple Crown Leadership: Building Excellent, Ethical, and Enduring

Organizations, a 2013 USA Best Book Awards Winner, called “the best leadership book

Bob has been a contributing writer to many publications and a chapter-contributor to

numerous books on ethics, trust, and servant leadership (including Trust Inc. Volumes 1, 2,

and 3, published by Next Decade Inc.; 2013, 2014, and 2015; Reflections on Leadership

(John Wiley and Sons; 1995); and Good Business, Routledge; 2009).

Bob is a former adjunct leadership instructor at the University of Denver and Colorado

Mountain College. He was and Chairman then Chairman Emeritus of the Vail Leadership

Institute (now a part of The Vail Centre), and a former board member or leader of ten for-

profit and non-profit boards. Bob has been a consultant-coach for many corporations, non-

profits, and international, state, and local governments.

He is a Baker Scholar graduate (top 5%) of the Harvard Business School, a magna cum

laude graduate of Princeton University, and a certified leadership instructor from

Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the Phi Theta Kappa Society.

Bob has been named one of the “Top Thought Leaders in Trust” for 2013 – 2016, as well as

one of the American Management Association’s “Leaders to Watch in 2015.” Bob is a

decorated Army officer and a lifelong student of leadership.