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Human Resources Professional

Dublin, Ohio, 43017, United States
March 02, 2011

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Career Summary and Resume

Robert (Bob) Spence

**** ***** ********* 614-***-**** (H)

Dublin, OH 43017 614-***-**** (O) 614-***-**** (C)


My objective and mission is to, through effective coaching, mentoring, and teaching, and the use of my people skills and extensive experience, provide leadership in developing your team members to their fullest potential so as to significantly increase effectiveness and efficiency in your organization. At this point in my career, I am looking for an opportunity to work in and focus on one organization and use my extensive experience to make a positive contribution to the growth of the organization and its people.


Bowling Green State University, Bachelor’s Degree in Education.

Bowling Green State University, Master’s Degree in Education.

Bowling Green State University, Doctoral Studies.

Career History

Human Resources Professional 1987 to present

Creative-Leadership Consultants, Inc.

Managed a human resource consulting organization in providing training, HR specialist training to HR Managers, organizational development, strategic planning, behavioral interview profiles and retained search services to client companies ranging from $5 million in annual revenue to over $400 million in annual revenue.

Results: • provided general HR services to client base

• personally interviewed more than 5,000 individuals

• presented to 275 Vistage (TEC) Groups (200 Club Award)

• grew Creative-Leadership from start-up to 15 associates

• saved clients thousands of dollars avoiding mis-hires

• completed 375 executive searches with only 1 mis-hire

• assisted numerous clients with strategic plan development

• worked in a variety of industries as a consultant

• assisted client companies with organizational development

• lead mission/vision development and team building programs

Superintendent (CEO) of Schools 1976-1987

4 Districts in 3 States

Managed public school districts as the CEO, ranging in size from 2,000 students and 400 employees, to over 17,000 students and 3,000 employees, with the largest budget in excess of $100 million. (Clear Fork Vally Schools, Bellville, OH; Medina City Schools, Medina, OH; Moore Public Schools, Moore, OK; and Uinta County Schools in Evanston, WY.)

Results: • lead passage of tax operating levies and bond issues

• negotiated labor contracts with teacher & classified unions

• appointed to the Wyoming State Board of Education

• restored community faith and trust in the school district

• implemented a hiring system and reduced turnover

• implemented strategic planning and accountability systems

• took a divided board and brought them together

• created and orchestrated radio and television talk programs

• have taught high school, undergraduate and graduate classes


What People Say About Bob Spence

“I had the pleasure of working with Bob at Evolving Systems. He was hired to change our recruiting process and stop a large turnover. He did that with outstanding results. His recruiting process has served me throughout my career.” Judy Grimes

“Bob is an amazing judge of character. I have known and worked with Bob for about 14 years and am still amazed of the job he can do! We use his system and he has trained hundreds of our sales and store managers. I cannot say enough about Bob’s skills in helping us through the interviewing and hiring process.” Eddie Pacheco

“I used Bob to assist in selecting candidates for mission critical roles. These were roles that had high ROI and we needed to reduce the chance of a wrong hire. Save the trauma of a bad the loss of revenue...just hire Bob to help you select an All Star cast!” Greg Leith

“I brought Bob in to make presentations to my Vistage groups. He not only has a firm grasp of his material, but he also has that rare ability to impart knowledge in an effective and entertaining manner. Months later, my members still quote Bob and use his training materials; this reflects the quality of the work Bob does.” Stan Wyner

(Complete reference list available upon request.)

Additional Information

• trained in Blanchard’s Situational Leadership, One Minute

Management and Customer Service Models

• have owned and operated a bookstore, insurance agency and

a computer store.

• have worked in manufacturing as a laborer on an assembly

line, machine operator and quality control inspector.

• have worked in construction as a home builder.

• I have two web sites: and

and a blog at

• Highly proficient with computer software programs.

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