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Bob Burlas - Krannert School Alumni Association

Bob Burlas

Bob Burlas
Vice President & Managing Director

Mr. Burlas currently serves as Vice President & Managing Director for Getronics. He manages the company’s day-to-day sales activities in the South & Central United States with revenues exceeding $236M. Bob has been part of the leadership team that has culturally transformed the organization into a thriving, industry recognized end to end services and technology solutions provider.

In 2008, he started at Pomeroy (now Getronics through acquisition) managing a $35M business for the Cincinnati Region. He has since gone on to manage a $236M portfolio of business for the organization spanning several geographic regions across the South & Central US. During his tenure, the company has gone from a public entity to a private entity that has driven significant revenue and profitability growth. Bob has over 28 years of worldwide sales, channel and technology industry experience.

Most recently, he worked at Cisco Systems. He was responsible for establishing the worldwide channel strategy and partnerships for several Cisco advanced technology solutions. Prior to Cisco, he held various worldwide sales and executive leadership positions at IBM and several high tech start-up organizations.

Burlas received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management/Industrial Engineering from Purdue University in 1986 and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1989.