Bob is an experienced operations and financial executive who has helped guide many companies through periods exponential growth. As President of the Healthcare at Nuance Communications Bob built a team of 3000 medical professionals who were the market leader in voice recognition transcription for electronic medical records providers and clinical information systems. Bob’s team acquired twenty companies and increased revenue to $375 million per year with operations in 11 countries. Prior the joining Nuance, Bob was the EVP of Corporate Development for MarchFIRST a 9000 person global internet development firm where he participated in taking the company public and developed relationships that resulted in strategic investments of hundreds of millions of dollars from leading companies including IBM, Microsoft and many others. Prior to March FIRST Bob was the VP of Global Professional Services for Novell and CEO of USConnect. Bob holds a BS degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of Puget Sound.