With more than twenty-five years successful experience as President/CEO of several public and private information technology companies and forty years in software, e-commerce and SAAS based businesses, Bob Nero is a knowledgeable and proven chief executive, board member and advisor to the IT services sector.
From 2003 through 2010, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sircon Corp, based in Okemos, Michigan. VC backed Sircon was acquired by Seattle-based Vertafore Inc. in 2008. In 2011, he was named Executive Chairman. As a result of his leadership, revenues increased by a factor of six, profits grew from break-even to well over 30% pre-tax margins in an eight year span and Sircon became the unquestioned market share and thought leader in its target market.
Bob was named Technology Entrepreneur of the Year by the Greater Lansing Business Monthly in 2007. Ernst & Young also named him Michigan Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist in 2000, 2005 and 2007. Prior to Sircon, Bob served as President and CEO of Interface Systems, a software provider based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he transformed a low-growth publicly held (Nasdaq: INTF) company into the leading provider of Internet-based applications for online statement delivery in the financial services industry.
He has served on the board of a variety of venture capital backed firms. Currently he serves as Chairman of the Board of IDV Solutions, Lansing, Michigan and he is also the founding partner of Lakebend Advisors, LLC. He holds a master’s degree in mathematical statistics from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics from The University of Dayton.