Bob Drury has over 30 years’ experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate development, financings, and general management, as CFO and president of several successful companies and as an advisor to numerous CEO’s and Boards of Directors. He has also served on multiple public company boards and chaired two public company audit committees.
Bob is currently a Partner at Laurel Capital Partners, an investment and advisory firm. Before joining Laurel Capital, Bob was President of RED Associates, during which time he advised small and mid-market companies on strategies for profitable growth, provided financial management services and sourced financing for developing companies.
Bob was a founder and Chief Financial Officer of GCA Services, a national provider of facilities management services to schools, colleges, and businesses. He was instrumental in completing and fully integrating almost a dozen acquisitions and driving organic growth, building a profitable business with revenues of over $500-million.
As former Chief Financial Officer of Sodexo, US, Bob led the acquisition and managed the debt financing for Sodexo’s purchase of Marriott’s Food and Management Services Division.
Before his tenure with Sodexo, Bob was CFO of Aramark’s former International and Leisure Services sectors, where he had profit responsibility for a number of Aramark businesses. Earlier in his career, he had been with PepsiCo in financial and strategic planning positions, and its subsidiary, Wilson Sporting Goods, as CFO of the Golf division.
Bob has served on a number of Civic boards and has recently been appointed to the Board of the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Lafayette College, and an MBA in Finance and International Business from New York University’s Stern School of Business.