Dr. Rob McCleland is a Senior Business Strategist for Generational Consulting Group. His passion and PhD studies have helped him lead many different companies to profitable growth. Four times he has served from the CEO/Executive Director position, most recently leading the largest leadership development firm in the world for John Maxwell.

Rob has conducted over 500 training workshops and has developed growth plans for companies ranging from nonprofits (universities, hospitals, The World Health Organization) to the largest privately held company in the United States (Cargill). He has also led plans for financial institutions, manufacturing companies, retail organizations, research organizations, distribution companies and professional services firms. Additionally, Rob is an expert in Mergers and Acquisitions, having trained thousands of business owners how to exit for maximum value.

Rob has founded and grown two companies of his own. He eventually sold both, including a 25% seller retained equity position in an international production company. He is a minority owner of a wine company, a staffing company, and a consulting agency.

In his free time Rob has visited all but one of the Major League Baseball stadiums, most of the NFL stadiums, and over 70 countries. He volunteers for charitable organizations and for the US Open Golf Tournament. As an amateur chef and self-proclaimed foodie, Rob is the founder of the Silicon Valley Benefit Wine auction and has been to more than one hundred restaurants featured on the Food Network Television channel.

Rob holds three degrees including a PhD in Organizational Leadership and a Master’s Degree with an emphasis in personal leadership. He served as Dean of Nyack University on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, and was rated the most popular professor several times, including at Regent University’s top-tier B-School. He has spoken at major global conferences and universities including as a plenary speaker for the World Health Organization.