Episode 255: Honoring the Human Side of Business w/ Bob Beaudine

bob beaudine is featured on something extra episode 265

Bob Beaudine’s father left him with a powerful legacy: ‘Treat everyone like a VIP.’ As the President and CEO of Eastman & Beaudine, Bob has taken this wisdom to heart, elevating executive search to an art. Whether it’s guiding professional athletes or steering Fortune 500 titans, he knows it’s all about the ‘who.’ Join us as Bob shows us how this principle turns clients into cherished friends, just as his father envisioned.

Bio: Bob Beaudine, President and CEO of Eastman & Beaudine, is a nationally recognized search executive, author, and entrepreneur.

Under Bob’s leadership over the past four decades, Eastman & Beaudine has become one of the nation’s leading executive search firms in professional and college sports and entertainment. After a decade of leading searches for mostly Fortune 500 companies, Bob helped pioneer executive search in professional sports when he was selected to lead the search for the Commissioner of Major League Baseball. The Wall Street Journal named Eastman & Beaudine the “top recruiting firm in college sports,” and Sports Illustrated named Bob the “top front-office matchmaker in sports” as well as the “most influential man in sports you’ve never heard of.” These accolades come as a result of Bob helping to shape the senior leadership teams of NBA, MLB, NFL, and NHL franchises and league offices, in addition to university athletic departments across the nation. Bob’s experience also extends to the PGA Tour, USTA, PBR, U.S. Olympics, NASCAR, UFC, and sports-related non-profits among many others. Eastman & Beaudine is also home to an extensive management consulting practice that has served dozens of the most recognizable global brands. Most recently, Bob founded EB 67 Holdings, LLC which retains equity interests in some of the sports industry’s most promising emerging companies.

Bob is also the national bestselling author of The Power of WHO! and 2 Chairs. He has been invited to speak to some of the world’s most recognizable and innovating brands including—Nike, AIG, ExxonMobil, Madison Square Garden, the Los Angeles Lakers, NBC, FOX, and Sabre, among others. Bob has keynoted summits for the likes of Major League Soccer, Sports Business Journal, the NCAA, and may others, and headlined the Texas Conference for Women, at the invitation of the First Lady of Texas. In addition, Bob has spoken to tens of thousands of college students at over 40 universities across the country. His national media appearances include The Today Show, Fox Business Network, Fox & Friends, The Dave Ramsey Show, CBN News, and CNBC’s Power Lunch. Profiles of Bob have appeared in Sports Business Journal, Dallas CEO Magazine, and Success Magazine.

Bob’s leadership extends into the community. He formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Texas Rangers during their run as back-to-back American League Champions and is currently on the Advisory Board of Directors for the Positive Coaching Alliance, the College Football Assistance Fund, and the Cox School of Business at SMU, his alma mater. He is the former Chairman of the Doak Walker National Running Back Award and Chairman of the Navy Seal Legacy Foundation Dinner. Bob and his wife, Cheryl, have been married over three decades and have three grown daughters and four grandchildren.

Bob’s Something Extra: “I always think the final difference is not talent, it’s the personal qualities that transcend the technical.”

Guest Links:

– Lisa Nichols, Host
– Jenny Heal, Executive Producer
– Joe Szynkowski, Marketing Support
– Kendall Brewer, Director of Leadership Programs
– Portside Media, Podcast Engineer