Robert Lambert is a Managing Director based in the Southern California office. Bob provides his clients with a unique perspective, having built and advised a wide variety of organizations as both an operating executive and management consultant.
Bob has a passion for engaging leaders in conversations that have genuine meaning and impact, both for their organizations and in their personal lives. Over the past 30 years, he has worked with complex global organizations as well as smaller companies—public-traded, privately-held and PE backed—helping them to shape their futures and meet the challenges they are confronting. Clients consistently praise Bob's contributions for enhancing their ability to effectively solve highly complex people strategy and organizational problems, building stronger, sustainable organizational capabilities and effective leadership teams.
Bob brings to Allegis Partners an extraordinary and distinguished business career. He approaches his client engagements with a precise strategic focus and sense of urgency cultivated through years of working with both clients and companies engaged in complex turnarounds, M&A integration challenges and post-bankruptcy workouts.
Bob's executive search experience is equally impressive having served clients as a Managing Partner with Heidrick & Struggles, CTPartners and, most recently, Morgan Samuels.
Prior to entering the executive search profession, Bob held executive-level positions in both Human Resource and C-level executive roles with PepsiCo, Stride Rite, Macy's, REI, New Century and Patagonia. In this capacity, he has served as the Chief Human Resources Officer for three public and three privately held companies.
Prior to entering business, Bob proudly served as an officer in the U.S. Navy flying the carrier-based A6E "Intruder" aircraft in forward-deployed operations as well as research, flight test and development. He holds a Master of Arts in Finance from Webster University and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Geography from Arizona State University.
Bob and his wife Debi have been married 36 years and reside in Irvine, California.