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Mr. Robert L. Dethlefs

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Founder and Chief Executive Offic...

Evanta Inc
222 SW Columbia Suite 1020
Portland, Oregon 97201
United States

Company Description: Evanta promotes equality, fairness and diversity in all aspects of employment and career promotion. We strive to be a great place to build a rewarding career while...   more

Employment History

  • President
    Evanta Inc
  • Senior Vice President and General Manager
    Imark Communications
  • Vice President Business Development
    Imark Communications
  • Strategic Director
    CIO Institute
  • Executive Director
    CIO Institute
  • Program Director
    CIO Institute
  • Strategic Director
  • Executive Director
23 Total References
Web References
Evanta : Company, 22 Oct 2014 [cached]
Robert L. Dethlefs | Founder & CEO
In his role as CEO and Founder of Evanta, Bob Dethlefs is responsible for the strategic direction for an organization that creates market leading executive level conferences and social networks for the leaders of America's most prominent companies and the owners and President's of sports teams within the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, MLS and Premiere League of England through the launch of the Global Sports Summit.
Bob's commitment to executive communities has resulted in a global network of leadership conferences (157 in 2014) that support CIOs, CISOs, CFOs, CMOs and HR executives within 862 of the Fortune 1000 organizations - in total representing more than $12T in combined annualized revenue. In 2013, Bob created the Professional Development Academy for front-line leaders across Fortune 2000 organizations, and in 2014, he developed the CISO Coalition - a member-only community for chief information security officers within the Fortune 1000. In 2007, he developed the first online CXO social leadership network for the leaders of America's largest organizations. Today, Evanta Leadership Network has a global membership of 16,429 senior leaders. Committed to developing the next generation of leaders, in 2006 Bob founded and continues to serve as the Strategic Director of the CIO Institutes at UC Berkeley, UCLA, University of Texas and University of Chicago.
Prior to founding Evanta, Bob was SVP and General Manager of American Show Management the nation's largest producer of regionally-based IT expositions and conferences. Bob prides himself on his commitment to culture and community. In 2007 and 2009 Evanta was recognized as one of the "Best 100 Large Companies to Work for in Oregon (#6 in 2007) & (#9 in 2009)" and the "Fastest Growing 100 Large Companies in Oregon (#8)."
Bob Dethlefs, Founder and ..., 14 Aug 2012 [cached]
Bob Dethlefs, Founder and CEO Evanta
Bob Dethlefs, Founder and CEO Evanta
Robert L. Dethlefs, Bob Co-Founded Evanta Inc. and also serves as it President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Dethlefs has led it to its position as one of the industry's fastest-growing IT media companies. With more than 15 years of executive leadership experience, he oversees Evanta's day to day operations including; Finance, Administration, Operations, HR, Product Development, Marketing, and PR. He directs all of Evanta's strategic and operational initiatives. He … has a deep understanding of building businesses to Evanta. Prior to co-founding it, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Imark Communications.
During his 12 years at Imark, formerly American Show Management, he played a lead role in building it into the largest producer of regional IT events in North America. Prior to co-leading the sale of ASM to Warburg Pincus, he oversaw 48 annual IT expositions attracting more than 155,000 professionals with $60 billion+ in annual IT purchasing power. Mr. Dethlefs is one of the most connected guys in the IT industry. He serves as Member of the Advisory Council at Collaborative Software Initiative Inc
CIO Institute, 24 Oct 2006 [cached]
Robert L. DethlefsCIO Institute Executive DirectorCEO
Executive Summit, 7 Feb 2005 [cached]
Robert DethlefsEvanta,
"With IT leaders now populating the boardroom, it's vital that they possess the kind of personality, leadership and management skills needed to be effective at the highest levels of business," said Robert L. Dethlefs, president of Evanta, and program director for the CIO Institute.
At the exclusive CIO Institute, two classes of 75 top candidates will be instructed by Fortune 50 CEOs and CIOs, as well as faculty experts from UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business.
The event's program development committee includes Victor Nichols, EVP & CIO, Wells Fargo; David Bergen, SVP & CIO, Levi Strauss; Chair Cheryl Smith, EVP & CIO, McKesson; Gary Masada, President of IT & CIO, ChevronTexaco; Michael Tasooji, EVP & CIO, Gap; Whitney Hischier, Assistant Dean, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business; Thornton May, Faculty & Executive Director, UC Berkeley CIO Institute; and Robert L. Dethlefs, President, Evanta, and Program Director, UC Berkeley CIO Institute.
Evanta Executive Leadership Networks - About Us, 5 Oct 2010 [cached]
Robert L. Dethlefs, CEO & Founder
Since its launch in 2003, Bob has guided Evanta from start-up to its current position as one of the world's most rapidly growing diversified media companies. His leadership of the company's strategic and operational initiatives has resulted in:
Prior to co-founding Evanta, Bob was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Imark Communications, the nation's largest producer of regionally-based IT expositions and conferences. Prior to co-leading the sale of Imark to Warburg Pincus, Bob oversaw 48 annual IT expositions and conferences that attracted more than 155,000 professionals with more than $60 billion in annual IT purchasing power.
Always committed to the development of the next generation of technology leaders, Bob founded and continues to serve as the Executive Director of the CIO Institutes at Berkeley's Haas School of Business, UCLA's Anderson School of Management and Columbia University.
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