In 1994, then-CEN member Bob Grabill took over the reins of CEN and professionalized the organization.
has overseen the organization's dramatic growth, subsequently introducing the Senior Executive Network
(SEN) for the direct reports of CEN members.
Robert R. Grabill, President & CEO
has over 35 years of management experience, more than two-thirds of which has been in general management.
This experience includes President and CEO of a mid-size manufacturing company, Division President for sales and operations of a $250M fiber optics based carrier, and head of global operations for a $100M specialized equipment manufacturer.
He also held several positions in middle management with a Fortune 100 company.
Bob was a member of the Chief Executive Network prior to becoming its President and is the founder of the Senior Executive Network (SEN).
Every year, Bob
speaks to hundreds of CEOs and senior executives regarding the importance of differentiation and competitive advantage.
Bob has an MBA in marketing from the University of Missouri and degrees in Civil Engineering and Business Administration from the University of Kansas.
Rob Grabill, Chief Operating Officer
As Senior VP, Rob is responsible for supporting the existing CEN member base and growing the Network with high-caliber, high-achievement new members.
In addition to helping set the direction of the organization, Rob
is skilled in sales management, meeting facilitation, contract negotiations, public speaking, social media and executive memory skills.
has held positions of increasing responsibility with CEN.
He began in 2003 as Meeting Manager, was promoted to Director of Sales & Marketing (2004) and then to Director of Sales & Operations (2007).
He became VP of Company Operations in 2009, and was promoted again in 2012 to his current position.
Rob has a degree in Economics from Southern Methodist University and lives in Greenwich, CT.