Robert Barker

Managing Partner

Bob is co-founder and Managing Partner at BarkerGilmore. He brings more than three decades of executive search and international business experience to his clients. Bob has successfully managed General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer engagements for mid-sized to Fortune 500 companies including those in the financial, industrial, energy, healthcare, consumer, and technology industries. In addition, he has partnered with numerous Fortune 500 companies to build out their legal and compliance departments.

Bob has been instrumental in expanding BarkerGilmore’s services to include consulting, advising, and leadership development. Spanning across the United States, he has assembled a network of world-class General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officers from the most highly respected public and private corporations. These experienced leaders are passionate about helping others to optimize their legal and compliance departments, lead more effectively and deliver a greater business impact.

Prior to founding the firm, Bob was the North American Sales Manager for the Imaging and Printing Group at Hewlett-Packard, where he achieved the highest recognition in the company and was awarded membership into HP’s President’s Club.

Bob holds a bachelor’s degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a strong advocate for diversity in the workplace and has been actively involved in the firm’s Women and Diversity Practice. His writing has been published in Corporate Board Member, Corporate Counsel and he has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal and numerous other media outlets.