Bob Mann

Bob Mann is the Managing Partner of Leadership Development Practice with Executive Development Associates specializing in helping clients leverage leadership capability for strategic growth. The execution of high-impact strategically aligned leadership development solutions is his area of expertise based on over 35 years of experience in the field.

His practice is focused on the enhancement of executive leadership performance and reflects his broad experience as a global senior executive. Bob’s clients realize strategically oriented pragmatic solutions, which resonate with and immediately apply to the real world challenges they face daily.

Bob serves as both a consultant and coach to senior executives. His style establishes a trusting partnership, which enables break-through growth and sustained contribution. Whether he is helping design company-wide leadership development systems and programs; building large-scale strategic leadership events; coaching CEOs to lead transformation and change; helping a high potential executive enhance style and impact in navigating complex relationships; or enabling a C-suite team to take on strategic initiatives involving multiple constituencies, his approach is aimed at developing capability that will benefit leaders and pay dividends for the organization for many years.

Professional Experience

Bob has consulted and coached at major corporations around the world. His client list includes Goldman Sachs; Credit Suisse; Bank of China; Thomson Reuters; Time Warner; eBay/PayPal; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Lee Hecht Harrison/DBM; Zipcar; UBS; AT&T; Bell South; Sprint; CN Rail; Coca Cola; IBM and Weyerhaeuser.

For most of his career, Bob held executive positions in global businesses in the US and abroad. Prior to launching his firm in early 2009, Bob served as a senior executive of UBS, one of the world’s leading global financial services firms. During his 14-year tenure in London, Zurich and the U.S., he was a member of the UBS Group Managing Board and held the position of Managing Director, Global Learning & Development. In this capacity he led the UBS Leadership Institute reporting to the Group CEO, with responsibility for the senior-most leadership development across the firm.

Before joining UBS, Bob headed Executive Education and Development worldwide for Texaco for 6 years. Prior to Texaco, he led client engagements for 4 years as a Principal of Executive Development Associates, a consulting firm specializing in the use of executive development to help large complex organizations achieve their strategic goals. He began his career at Xerox Corporation where he spent 6 years and held the position of Head of Talent Management.

In addition to his consulting and coaching practice, Bob is the Managing Partner of the Leadership Development Practice at Executive Development Associates; a faculty member at the John F. Welch College of Business, Sacred Heart University; and Executive Director of the Global Leadership Strategy Network.


  • Ph.D. in Social Psychology, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
  • MA in Social Psychology, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
  • MA in General Experimental Psychology, Brooklyn College, CUNY, NYC
  • BS, Brooklyn College, CUNY,NYC

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