How I can help you

I can help business owners develop and execute effective strategies and plans for getting started or improving growth and profit performance, particularly focused in marketing (including digital marketing), sales, product management, distribution/operations and finance.

I have 30-plus years of leadership experience in general management, primarily in financial services, ranging across Fortune 500 companies, early stage/small to mid-sized privately held companies and non-profit organizations.  More recently, I have provided consulting services to these types of clients.  I have been successful as a business leader as well as a guide to help business owners and leaders in pursuit of growth and profit.   I can help in the functional areas noted above with more extensive work in negotiating and structuring strategic partnerships, delivering customer relationship management, e-business strategies and new market development.

I have also served as a board member for several companies including start-up and early stage technology and service companies, which provides additional context for helping small business owners develop, grow and earn a profit in their businesses. 

I have been an active board member for several non-profit organizations in the Cleveland area, notably the WestSide Catholic Center, Vice Chair for The Gathering Place and The InterGenerational Schools.  I have played roles in strategic planning, governance and the development/financial areas for non-profit entities.  





Areas of Expertise
  • Business Finance & Accounting
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Non-Profit
  • Business Operations
  • Human Resources & Internal Communications
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience
  • Banking, Finance & Insurance
  • Professional & Business Services
  • Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations


MBA, Marketing & Entrepreneurial Studies, Weatherhead School of Management, Cleveland, OH

BBA, Accounting and Finance, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH


Bob Nicolay

Communication Methods

  • In Person