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Robert Jonas
NIU College of Business Rockford Area 2010 Distinguished Alumnus

Bob Jonas Robert Jonas is an experienced business owner, entrepreneur, corporate executive, strategic thinker, management consultant and executive coach. Bob is the immediate past president of the NIU Rockford Club, is active in the NIU College of Business alumni community, and participates in programs for student development. A frequent speaker in the greater Chicago area, Bob recently presented at the morning "Breakfast Buzz" seminar hosted by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce.

Bob is President of Giraffe LLC and Strategy International, Inc., a distributor for Giraffe's Strategy in a Box, a facilitator's tool kit for growth planning.

Bob has founded and operated several manufacturing and business service companies during the past 30 years. He focuses on helping executives manage change with growth planning to achieve the business owners' goals and objectives. He provides time-proven methodologies that transition the management orientation to profits, causes management to focus on its customers and prospects, creates a sense of urgency, builds teams to handle complexity of growth and provides the communication tools to share the long view of the firm's direction.

Bob is very experienced working with middle market and small firms. His MBA from Northern Illinois University gave him the basis for his business ownership and consulting. Bob's management consulting involved buy-sell transitions including marketing, due diligence, start-up companies, corporate buy-side transactions, international strategic alliances and business transfers.

As an experienced strategist for over 30 years, Bob recognizes that knowledge is power and is the essential component in today's increasing global competition. He has helped clients develop and execute strategies that succeed in competitive markets.