Profile

Cover photo
Bob Cook
Works at StoryItR8
Attended Utah State University
Lives in Logan, UT
93 followers|5,774 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube

Stream

Bob Cook

Shared publicly  - 
 
I won candy on the #googlebirthday doodle! Score: 83
1
Add a comment...

Bob Cook

Shared publicly  - 
 
Your Website Can Be Produced Easier and Cheaper Then You Thought http://goo.gl/XCxv9
Unless you are made of money you cannot afford to write software that has already been written. Let’s look at something as simple as a user …
1
Add a comment...

Bob Cook

Shared publicly  - 
 
Open Source Software is Not Sustainable, but it can be...
You have no right to expect me to send you back to Kansas unless you do something for me in return. In this country everyone must pay for everything he gets. If you wish me to use my magic power to se...
1
Add a comment...

Bob Cook

Shared publicly  - 
 
A great example of Test Driven Development
2
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
93 people
sanjay rathod's profile photo
Nate Thompson's profile photo
Scott Jamison's profile photo
Dustin Auman's profile photo
James Mendoza's profile photo
Josi Hinkle's profile photo
Lee Everton's profile photo
Tyler Whipple's profile photo
Drew Tribett's profile photo

Bob Cook

Shared publicly  - 
 
deal!
1
Add a comment...

Bob Cook

Shared publicly  - 
 
How Much Do I Need to Spend On My Website?
http://bobcook.github.com
Your least expensive option is to use Open Source software. Why pay someone to write what has already been written? When I talk with business owners …
1
Add a comment...

Bob Cook

Shared publicly  - 
 
Wow! Bishop Gary Stevenson, I have known him for almost 50 years and he has always been worthy of this calling.
2
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
93 people
sanjay rathod's profile photo
Nate Thompson's profile photo
Scott Jamison's profile photo
Dustin Auman's profile photo
James Mendoza's profile photo
Josi Hinkle's profile photo
Lee Everton's profile photo
Tyler Whipple's profile photo
Drew Tribett's profile photo
Work
Occupation
An energetic and proven senior manager with experience in team building, strategic planning and growing a business from the inception to a $100m business with customers in 40 countries. Captured the number one position in worldwide used Macintosh sales. Named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Cache Chamber of Commerce and featured in Newsweek for business successes on November 7, 1988. Focused on leveraging technology to increase sales and streamline efficiencies.
Skills
• Technology Trends • Sustainable Business Modeling • Agile Development • Entrepreneurial Experience • Team Building and Motivation • Accountability to Profitability • Managing Large Budgets • Leading & Developing Teams • Call Center Management • Strategy Development • Technology Implementation • Business Presentations • Road mapping • Direct Marketing • Leading Change
Employment
  • StoryItR8
    Project manager, 2014 - present
    It's all about the iteration. Web projects can be built much quicker and at a lower cost if the focus is on the iteration. Storyitr8 is a web developer for a startup business or a business that needs a development group but does not need the overhead.
  • Harris Research, Inc
    Call Center Manager, 2013 - 2014
    • Oversee all global call center operations for a $30 million/year business. • Lead a team of four supervisors and seventeen customer service representatives in contributing to corporate sales goals of $4 million annually. • Implemented new technologies to increase efficiency and productivity of the team. • Implemented training curriculum to improve productivity.
  • Icon Health & Fitness
    iFit Programmer, 2007 - 2013
    • Worldwide development and marketing strategy for iFit virtual exercise coaching. • Quadrupled the number of products offered using existing investments in technologies. • Establish a new marketing strategy to increase sales by 200% year over year. • Lead project team of twenty to redesign iFit software for Wi-Fi enabled exercise equipment. • Redesign web sites integrating social networking and web 2.0 and managed the team to build it.
  • Sun Remarketing
    Founder, 1983 - 2005
    • Founded and grew the business to 400k customers in 40 countries with $100 million in total sales. • $10 million direct marketer of used Macintosh computers. • Expanded tools and resources into the global market of used Apple computers. • Created successful mail order catalog and achieved 40% order rate from catalogs mailed. • Planned and executed the first progressive call center and support center in the area though the use of new technologies. • Before the Internet was widely available I established the first private T1 line in Cache Valley, Utah that was connected to the Internet. • Prior to open source tools I used existing technologies to make a successful e-commerce website. • Hired trained and motivated hundreds of employees to fill needed roles in the business. • Negotiated the sale of the business to Cherokee Data of Oklahoma City.
  • Cherokee Data
    Apple Specialist, 2005 - 2007
    • Establish marketing strategies for worldwide used Macintosh computer sales for a $20 million per year retailer of refurbished hard disk drives and computer systems. • The Apple sales unit is the most profitable division at Cherokee Data with a 40% margin. • Created a marketing strategy using e-commerce, web advertising and email targeting 120,000 customers.
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Logan, UT
Previously
Logan, UT
Links
YouTube
Contributor to
Story
Tagline
Always looking for the next, best thing.
Introduction

An energetic and proven senior manager with experience in team building, strategic planning and growing a business from the inception to a $100m business with customers in 40 countries. Captured the number one position in worldwide used Macintosh sales.  Focused on leveraging technology to increase sales and streamline efficiencies. 

Bragging rights
Named Entrepreneur of the Year by the Cache Chamber of Commerce and featured in Newsweek for business successes on November 7, 1988.
Education
  • Utah State University
    Marketing, 1976 - 1980
    I started my first business during my senior year.
Basic Information
Gender
Male