Monday, February 17, 2014
G2 Capital Advisors announced today that Bob Kinder joined the firm as an Operating Advisor in the new Defense and Intelligence Practice Group with a focus on the special operations, intelligence, security and cyber- security industries. His specialties include executing complex transactions, turnaround, executive coaching, strategic planning & execution, team building, and leadership development.
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.
Bob is the founder of Talon Solutions, Inc., a management/leadership consulting firm that partners with business executives to help them achieve their greatest potential. A passionate and trusted coach, he helps them overcome complicated organizational challenges and quickly develops the necessary solutions to align the entire organization around a common goal. With an extensive network of government, defense, financial and commercial partners, Bob assists clients with building the necessary team to open exciting new windows of opportunity.
Before devoting his work full-time to Talon Solutions, Bob served as a senior advisor in business and security consulting firms. As a Director for The McChrystal Group, he 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.
As the architect of General Stanley McChrystal’s $72M Counterinsurgency Advisory and Assistance Team (CAAT) program, Bob conceptualized, developed, and directed the activities for the 50-person element that enabled the commander to transform a 130,000+ multi-national organization into a highly effective team. General McChrystal acknowledged Bob’s enormous contribution to President Obama’s strategic effort in Afghanistan by writing, “The focus and energy you’ve brought to the CAAT have been the key factor in mobilizing ourselves towards getting this effort right.”
Mr. Kinder’s articles have been published in newspapers and journals nationwide to include: the Boston Globe, New York Daily News, Atlantic, and the Harvard Kennedy School Review. A gifted speaker, he is a regular guest of radio 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.