Rob’s Journey

Rob Spee

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:

Business

The Hybrid Sales Channel: How to Ignite Growth by Bridging the Gap Between Direct and Indirect Sales by Rich Blakeman

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

Self-Improvement

Achieve Your Goals podcast by Hall Elrod

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

The Power of Postive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

Before Happiness: The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change by Shawn Achor

Linked to Influence: 7 Powerful Rules for Becoming a Top Influencer in Your Market and Attracting Your Ideal Clients on LinkedIn by Stephanie Sammons