Robert L. Dethlefs | Founder & CEO
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.
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.
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)."