A retired military officer with over 20 years of service in both the U.S. Air Force and Army special operations communities, he has led some of our Nation’s most elite counter-terrorism forces during combat operations in Panama, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Prior to G2 Capital Advisors, Bob was the founder of Talon Solutions, Inc., a management/leadership consulting firm that partnered with business executives to help them achieve their greatest potential. A passionate and trusted coach, he helped overcome complicated organizational challenges and quickly developed the necessary solutions to align the entire organization around a common goal. With an extensive network of government, defense, financial, and commercial partners, Bob assisted clients with building the necessary team to open exciting new windows of opportunity.
Prior to Talon Solutions, Inc., Bob was a Director for The McChrystal Group, a management and leadership consulting firm led by General Stanley A McChrystal. As a Director, Bob coached the Executive Vice President for Hewlett-Packard’s $15B Personal and Printing Systems Division in Europe, Middle East, and Africa, to assist him in forging a cohesive team to drive business growth across multiple product lines and 59 countries.
As the President for U.S. Operations with the security-consulting firm Drop Test International (DTI), Bob created joint ventures and alliances to lead the company’s business development effort resulting in first year revenues growing from $500k to over $15M. He co-authored a proposal to successfully capture a prestigious $250M contract from the seven-year incumbent.
Mr. Kinder’s articles have been published in newspapers and journals nationwide including: The Boston Globe, New York Daily News, Atlantic, and the Harvard Kennedy School Review. A gifted speaker, he is a regular guest of radio and television stations across the country and relied upon to provide expert commentary on America’s most critical security issues as well as address current leadership challenges.
Bob is a member of ASIS (International), the preeminent organization for security professionals, with more than 38,000 members worldwide.
Mr. Kinder holds a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Masters in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.