Rob founded the firm in 2002 with the goal of building one of the leading executive search boutiques in the country. Previously Rob served as the Managing Partner of Crist Partners leading it through its successful sale to Korn Ferry in 1999, and he began his career in executive search with Russell Reynolds Associates in 1990.
Most recently, Rob has stepped out of the role as the President & CEO to focus on leading the firm’s most senior level engagements and to launch and integrate TillmanCarlson’s executive coaching and assessment services. Rob completed his certification as an executive coach at The Hudson Institute, and he is certified in the Hogan Assessments. He also completed an undergraduate degree in accounting at the University of Illinois.