Robert H. Bloom
is a widely respected authority on business growth.
As an entrepreneur, he grew a local advertising agency into a successful national agency.
As US Chairman and CEO of Publicis Worldwide, the centerpiece of the $4.6 billion global marketing services company, he helped craft and implement the growth strategies of some of the world’s largest companies and brands. At Publicis, Bloom managed over 1000 employees, 12 US offices, and a roster of clients including BMW, L’Oreal, Nestle’, TGI Friday’s, Whirlpool, Zales Jewelers, and T-Mobile.
He directed the launch of numerous brands that have become household names such as Southwest Airlines, Nestle’ Juicy-Juice, T-Mobile US, Novartis’ Theraflu and Triaminic.
He is currently advising firms of every type and size on their growth strategies.
Dave Conti is a writer and an editorial consultant specializing in business and self-help topics. He cowrote, with management guru Stephen H. Baum, What Made Jack Welch JACK WELCH: How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary Leaders
. Based on interviews with 30 CEOs, the book examines life experiences that are the foundation of success in business and in life.
Conti is the former executive editor of HarperBusiness, the category-leading business book imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. He was responsible for a #1 New York Times
bestseller plus numerous national bestsellers on the Wall Street Journal
, and New York Times
business lists. He acquired and edited books by many distinguished authors, including economist Lester Thurow, Dilbert creator Scott Adams, high-tech guru Geoffrey Moore, CNBC’s Ron Insana, self-help mentor Steven M. Pollan, journalist John A. Byrne, management authority Noel Tichy, and personal finance guru Ric Edelman.
Before joining HarperCollins, Conti was editorial director of Business McGraw-Hill, where he helped create a multimillion dollar publishing program and published a #1 BusinessWeek
bestseller as well as an AAP best book of the year.