Ocean State Job Lot Journey to Employer of Choice

Presenter Bio:

As chief human resource officer for Ocean State Job Lot, a 2017 Forbes Best Midsize Employer. Bob has the pleasure of leading the company’s enterprise-wide talent and culture strategies.

Bob started his career on the operations side of retail with Kmart and then 15 years of progressive growth at Kohl’s Department stores where we progressed from a Store Manager to the SVP of Human Resources supporting all 140k associates. Bob’s strategic expertise includes: change management, cultural change initiatives, recruitment and retention strategy, organization design and organizational effectiveness, along with total rewards.

Bob also sits on 2 nonprofit boards. Welcome House of South County and Job Club RI. Bob consults and speaks on culture, leadership, and total reward strategy.

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