Soon after moving to the California Wine Country north of the Golden Gate in 2002, Bob became a licensed real estate agent and immediately formed a residential real estate partnership with his wife Kathleen Leonard who is ranked within the top 1% of agents within her geographic location. Today, Bob & Kathy continue to work together helping buyers and sellers with luxury properties in both the Sonoma and Napa Valleys. They are committed to exceeding each of their client's expectations with a delightful and drama-free customer service experience, which is second to none.
Aside from real estate, Bob has managed a parallel career as a local executive business coach for both Chief Executive Officers and Medical Doctors with private practices. Many of which have also become real estate clients.
Prior to his real estate and coaching career, Bob spent 25 years as an advertising and marketing executive helping Fortune 500 companies achieve their strategic business objectives. He is a former Vice President with the J. Walter Thompson Company - one of the largest and most respected advertising agencies in the world. He has been responsible for developing successful marketing strategies for a wide variety of diverse brands ranging from Burger King restaurants to Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet jet fighter planes. His national advertising clients have included: The Boeing Company, Mercedes-Benz USA, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, The Ford Motor Company, Burger King Corporation, and The Dole Company.
Bob also served in the armed forces as a U.S. Marine Corps Infantry Officer and achieved the rank of Captain. His academic credentials include earning a Master of Arts degree from Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Morehead State University.
He is active within his community with many local non-profit organizations. Bob is a board member and strategic planning committee chairman for the Rotary Club of Sonoma Valley. He also serves on the Board of the Sonoma Valley “Stand By Me” Mentoring Alliance and has served as an officer of the Sonoma Masonic Lodge.
As a military veteran, Bob is also active in local patriotic organizations and has chaired the following three high-profile annual events: the “Wine Country Marine Corps Birthday Ball,” the “Sonoma Valley Joint Memorial Day Observance” and the “Toys For Tots: Disney•Pixar Holiday Movie” at the historic Sebastiani Theatre on the Sonoma Plaza.