Dr. Robert (Bob) Zirlin, Managing Director of AriVance Business Growth Consulting, LLC has helped businesses of all sizes over a 30-year career exceed their expectations for profitable growth. With expertise in business-to-business and business-to-government markets, Dr. Zirlin’s assignments have spanned a wide range of industries, including: manufacturing, industrial, financial services, automotive, construction, plastics, commercial vehicle, water, energy, utilities, environmental, and technology.
Committed to transforming small and mid-sized businesses utilizing innovation and growth processes which have made large firms successful, Dr. Zirlin leverages a wealth of executive experience with Fortune 500 corporations as well as smaller, privately-held companies. He understands the impediments to growth in both large and small organizations, summed up in the polar extremes of vision without action and action without vision.
Dr. Zirlin’s own career began with a heavy dose of vision. After graduating with a BA from Lafayette College, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, he completed a PhD in Philosophy at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. While teaching college for two years during this period, he concluded that an occupation focused on “big picture thinking” without action would be unsatisfying. This led to an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Columbia University and three decades of business accomplishments, including:
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