President and Co-Founder, imageOne
From Blow Pops to Forbes Best Small Companies! Rob started his first business in high school selling Blow Pops out of his locker. For the last 28 years, he’s served as President and Co-Founder of imageOne, ranked as one of the Top 25 Small Businesses in America on the 2017 list of Forbes Small Giants.
Throughout Rob’s entrepreneurial journey, he’s developed an unwavering passion for delivering extraordinary experiences that positively impact the lives of his team members, the goals of their customers, and the fabric of the community – a unique approach to business that has driven the company to success in its industry and as a top workplace. imageOne is simply the best at helping clients optimize and manage print, automate business process, and secure documents and is well-known as an exceptional company, receiving local and national recognition for its multi-award-winning culture.
Rob is an avid meditator of 14 years, the author of donothing™: the most rewarding leadership challenge you will ever take, the organizer of the donothing™ leadership silent retreat, and host of the donothing™ podcast.
Along with its 2017 Small Giants distinction from Forbes Magazine as one of 25 Best Small Companies in America, imageOne is also recognized as a National Best and Brightest Company to Work For (5 time honoree), one of Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing Private Companies in America (6 time honoree), a 2017 Positive Workplace by the Michigan Ross Center for Positive Organizations, and one of Crain’s Detroit Cool Places to Work 2018 (2 time honoree).
Rob is a Member of the Small Giants Journey and past Member of the Board of Directors for the Small Giants Community, the Board of Trustees for the Boys and Girls Club, and past President of the Detroit Chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization. Rob received the 2013 RARE Everyday Hero award for community service.
As an author and speaker, Rob challenges business leaders to donothing™, sharing his lessons learned from more than 14 years of a daily meditation practice, as well as biannual silent meditation retreats. In addition to his book, he is a contributor at Forbes, Thrive Global, and EO Octane.