Bob Rivero Launches New Vistage Group in Los Angeles Market

San Diego, June 27, 2014— Vistage Chair Bob Rivero has recently launched a new chief executive group in Los Angeles, CA. The new Vistage group will meet monthly to discuss business issues, share expertise, and provide one another confidential help to achieve their goals. Rivero is part of a community of more than 400 Vistage Chairs who lead local area groups, which total more than 22,000 members in 15 countries.

Vistage Mentor Mitch Pearlman applauded his success: “Bob has been tenacious and focused in his desire to build his first group. His transition from consultant to Chair has gone smoothly. He has assembled a talented group of CEOs and has great intuition into what it takes to be a Chair. His members are lucky to have him with his background and experience. I am pleased to know Bob and have confidence that he will be with our tribe for years to come.”

Bob Rivero has an extensive management and leadership experience, having held numerous operating management positions as a Senior Managing Partner of KPMG. In addition to serving as the client service partner for various major multinational entities, he has held positions from Office Managing Partner to National Senior Partner in Charge, leading 9 different business units (revenues ranging from $10 to more than $170 million) including domestic and overseas operations. He was transferred to these numerous business units to “turn around” the operations and, in each case the units evidenced improved growth and profitability. He had domestic posts in Miami, New York and Los Angeles and has also lived and worked in Europe, Latin America and Southeast Asia. Bob’s language capabilities include Spanish, Italian and limited Japanese. For the last 10 years, as the leader of his own Business Advisory Firm, he has led the reorganization of numerous business units of companies and has also started up a number of operating units. In addition, he has assisted companies in the development and implementation of strategic action plans for growth and profitability and has also mentored numerous senior executives.

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