Rob Spee is the founder and CEO of Channel Journeys Consulting, host of the Channel Journeys podcast, and an accomplished channel chief.
His experience as a global IT channel professional spans over 20 years, driving channel growth for startups to billion $ software companies including SAS Institute, Carbonite, BMC Software, and Arrow ECS.
Rob excels at creating visionary channel strategies that accelerate revenue growth and open new routes to market. He knows what it takes to build global partner ecosystems and performance-driven channel organizations having done just that as a vendor, reseller, distributor.
Rob started his career as a Petroleum Engineer working on offshore oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. After earning his MBA, he developed his international business and foreign language skills studying, living, and working in Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific.
Rob values individual fulfillment, growth, and life-long learning through new experiences and adventure. He enjoys sharing his passion for the channel, bringing new insights and innovation, and energizing his clients to excel. Outside the office, loves challenging himself by cycling in the mountains and sailing the oceans in search of tropical islands.
Rob is often reading sailing magazines, a history or a spy novel, and a business advice or personal development book at the same time. Some of his favorites books and podcasts include:
Marketing Multiplied by Mike Moore and Peter Thomas
Socially Inept – tracking social interaction with your business partners by Jacqui Rand
Pod2112 by Larry Walsh
Flip my Funnel podcast by Sangram Vajre
The Analytical Marketer by Adele Sweetwood
Achieve Your Goals podcast by Hall Elrod
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
The Power of Postive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale