Bob Ryan

Partner: The Sierra Institute and Shields Meneley Partners

Bob Ryan, a Managing Partner of The Sierra Institute, is also a Principal at Shields Meneley Partners, a Chicago-based firm that helps C-Suite +/- one level executives with their career while in transition. For more than 15 years, the principals of this boutique firm have helped senior executives from all over the US, determine their next and next-next career steps and working with them to find that role whether the same role someplace else or a totally new career. He also coaches high-potential executives focused on their career development. Bob joined his firm after 32 years in the corporate world as an engineer, General manager and Human Resource leader at P&G, Griffith Foods, KH Homes, Bombardier and Tate & Lyle.


Last 3 HR Leadership Roles;

1)Tate & Lyle – GVP HR – 6 years
2)Kimball Hill Homes – CHRO – 3 years
3)Bombardier Recreation Products (BRP) – VP HR – USA


B.Eng. (Mechanical and Aeronautical) Carleton University – Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Personal and professional affiliations;

British American Business Council (BABC) Board member, 2010 – present Career Transition Center (CTC) Board Member, 2016 – present
Member Human Resource Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC), former Board member
Union League Club of Chicago (ULCC) member since 2011
SSN 786 Club, member since 2017 (supporting crew and families of attack submarine USS Illinois)
Quest Masterclass teacher – teaching CHRO’s in Asia and Africa each year


Areas of expertise:

Career transition, High Potential leader development, coaching and advising