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Bob Snyder

Advisor Brussels Area, Belgium, BE

Owner, Channel Media Europe Ltd.. High tech routes-to-market expert and known industry speaker.

Owner, Channel Media Europe Ltd.. High tech routes-to-market expert and known industry speaker.

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Involved In

Advisor

Panasonic
AT&T
Peerless-AV
Bullguard
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)
Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies
DISTREE
Toshiba

Positions

Editor-in-Chief Channel Media Europe Ltd. February 2010 - present
Publisher European Systems & Networks (ESN) September 1996 - January 2002
General Manager, ECS Asian Sources August 1991 - June 1996
Group Publisher Johnston International Publishing June 1990 - August 1991
President & Owner International trade & Communications September 1987 - February 1990
Group Publisher High Technology Gordon Publications Inc. March 1982 - September 1987
President ACE INTERNATIONAL SA 1977 - 1982

Education

Saint Lawrence University Liberal Arts, Major in Sociology 1970 - 1974

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Hardware
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Smart Home
  • • Travel
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • News

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

Been a top executive in a number of start-ups, have acquired several companies...an expert in Routes to Market, especailly EMEA but globally as well. From the old school of boot-strapping start-ups.

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

Listen and understand first. Develop a personal partnership. Lay out a mutually agreed strategic plan. Leverage my contacts. Build tactical plans on the way. Always re-evaluate. Always open. Start ups should be fun as well as focused.

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Ilya Davidovich
They're my school  •  CEO, Installog Ltd. and Co Owner, ModulIT Solutions Limited.
Dip experience in professional audio-video industry.
Wim Arts
We worked together  •  Sales Manager Middle East, Vogel's Products BV and Marketing Manager Vogel's Professional, Vogel's Products BV.
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Michael Blackman
We worked together  •  Managing Director, Integrated Systems Europe and Managing Director, Integrated Sytems Events LLc.
Bob, has a great deal of experience and knowledge specifically in the IT sector. He has a tremendous amount of connections to senior managem ... ent in leading companies and as such up to date information on trends and industry direction.
Rudolf Aunkofer
We worked together  •  Professor, University of Applied Management and Global Director Information Technology, GfK.
There are a lot of good people in TechIndustry; there are a few which are better than good - and there is Bob; no better one to choose as ad ... visor!
Francis Tchertoff
We worked together  •  Chief Business Development Officer, AVOB - Alternative Vision Of Business.
In the many years I've known Bob, I've always been impressed with his ability to identify weak future signals in the field of B2B and B2C te ... chnology. As a result, he is able to advise people on where to focus their future strategies well before a new trend becomes visible in the market. As an American turned European, his multicultural nature always makes for interesting views on many subjects.
Peter Weber
We worked together  •  Owner, EuroComms. Previously Manager Corporate Communications, Panasonic Europe Ltd..
Bob is an extremely experienced and well connected specialist who has helped distribution channels with valuable advice for decades. He know ... s the industry ans the trade inside out and always sees the strategic opportunities
Guy Whitcroft
We worked together  •  Non-Executive Director / Board Member, Brandserve and Owner & Director, Business Advisors & Services.
I first met Bob about 10 years ago at a Tech industry event, DISTREE, when we were both speaking. He's highly knowledgeable about all aspect ... s of the industry, a great person to have as a speaker/facilitator at events, and an equally good writer, too. If you need somebody who has strong contacts across the globe and can give unbiased input on trends and technology, Bob's your man.
Simon Draper
We worked together  •  CEO, Resolutions MSP. Previously Founder, SaaS Distribution & Consulting.
Bob knows people all over the world; who you just want to meet and do business with. He's super guy, with a huge heart and is very well thou ... ght of by all who know him. His knowledge of the tech business is expansive and he is intelligent, capable, dedicated, and personable. Bob has seen it all before, and done it all, which is why he's a fantastic mentor, advisor and business man.
Joseph Nunez
They're my school  •  International Business Executive, Transitioning and Senior Energy and Commercial Dev. Officer, U.S. Department of State.
Bob Snyder is passionate, brilliant, and friendly. He is one of the most talented guys I have known over many years. Bob is a superb coach ... !
Piet Philipsen
We worked together  •  Eindverantwoordelijk Blended Learning segment Onderwijs, Learning Solutions BV.
I have known Bob for almost 10 years as he has been an editor for a digital newsletter about audio and video, world wide. Bob is a very enth ... usiastic and driven editor with a huge network in the business of audio and video. Bob is a professional. For us (Projecta bv, Weert, The Netherlands) he showed a great attitude, always willing to help where ever possible. I find Bob a very pleasant person, an enthusiastic communicator to everybody, with a lot of energy with which he inspires other people in the business.
Farley C. Duvall
We worked together  •  CEO & Co-Founder, White Bull. Head of Sales and Business Development, RealSprint. Board member and advisor to several early stage companies.
Bob is an experienced advisor and knows more about "the channel" than anyone I know!
Vincent Weberink
We worked together  •  Director Product Management, TVMucho.
I have worked with Bob for over a decade during which he has helped me on numerous occasions getting exposure for my startup products. His m ... arket expertise, channel magazines, huge network and also his great personality makes him a very effective partner and always a great pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Bob.
Laurie Beagle FCICM
We worked together  •  Managing Director, Forums International Ltd. Previously Divisional Director., P&A Receivables Services plc.
I have known Bob for many years and he is seen in my opinion as the Guru when it comes to the technology sector. Always there to advise, imp ... art information and help guide you.
Frank Kelcz
We worked together  •  Founder, Excelerance. Previously Advisor - Venture Capital Unit, UK Trade & Investment.
Bob has tremendous experience in media, distribution channels, and technology. He's a connected connector..
Don Eames
We worked together  •  Board of Advisors - Member, CardioReady, Inc and Managing Partner, The Marolt Group.
Bob is well connected with top influencers and is always ahead of business trends that will affect forward looking strategies
Don Carli
Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Sustainable Communication and Founder & CEO, NIMA.
Bob is a fount of information and a hub of knowledge.
Paul Sabbah
They're my friends  •  President and Founder, Stamford International Inc. and Trustee, CTA Foundation.
Bob has superb market knowledge and an amazing network
Ruud Schothorst
We worked together  •  Managing Director, R.S. Management BV and Managing Director, RS Management BV.
For sure, He has always been and excellent advisor and person to connect with other people
Estelle Johannes
We worked together  •  Director, Member Communities UK, CompTIA. Previously Community Manager, Channel Focus, Baptie & Company.
Bob has extensive European industry experience and is often invited to speak at events as an expert speaker. He has extensive knowledge on I ... oT, smart buildings, 3D Printing and drone technologies. It is a huge privilege to have Bob as an advisor and speaker in the industry. I would highly recommend him.
Adam Harris
They're my friends  •  Vistage Networks Ambassador, Vistage and Executive Coach | Group Chair, Vistage International.
He is creative, energetic and engaging with all that he works with.
Kerry L. Bonner
We worked together  •  Senior Manager, Investment Promotion, InvestHK, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office.
Bob was the European General Manager for European Computer Sources, an IT trade publication for OEMs, VARs and SIs. He's a dynamic speaker a ... nd excellent at building channels, alliances and strategy.

Richard Solomon
We worked together  •  Contributing Writer, Nikkei Asian Review and Contributing Writer, The Japan Times.
Richard and I co-founded a successful publishing start-up in Europe. Richard has a natural aptitude for business and knows how to balance th ... e financial demands against the operational needs. He can carry out complex solutions and undestands the dynamics between the business and its customers & suppliers.

Guy Whitcroft
Non-Executive Director / Board Member, Brandserve and Owner & Director, Business Advisors & Services.
I met Guy when he was a guest speaker at DISTREE, a EMEA conference for distributors. In my opinion, Guy is the epitome of a successful di ... stributor CEO: he demonstrates the qualities that make the difference between an average distributor and a great distributor. He has a laser focus that burns through obstacles and an attention to detail that surpasses the highest levels of most vendor executives. He understands the role of the channel and has the gravitas to negotiate great deals. These characteristics of course would apply to more businesses than acting as a CEO of a high tech distribution company but I am speaking here from my own contact with Guy which may now have reached its first decade. His experiences make Guy a great advisor for most businesses, especially since there are only a few that surpass the difficulty of the high tech distributor who must be the agilest of the agile and make profit from the tightest of margins. Out of hundreds of the distributor CEOs I have met in high tech. I would not hesitate to recommend Guy to help your business.

Don Eames
We worked together  •  Board of Advisors - Member, CardioReady, Inc and Managing Partner, The Marolt Group.
Dom has the top retail management expertise that you need as a business looking to go retail! His insight ishard to find and Don provides it ... with such understanding & grace.

Laurie Beagle FCICM
We worked together  •  Managing Director, Forums International Ltd. Previously Divisional Director., P&A Receivables Services plc.
No one has more experience than Laurie in bringing together finance, credit & receivables executives...I have witnessed Laurie in action and ... he is number One in adding value to his events.

Ruud Schothorst
We worked together  •  Managing Director, R.S. Management BV and Managing Director, RS Management BV.
Ruud grew his own suucessful distribution company, using his combination of technical and business skills. He is an excellent advisor becaus ... e of his direct experience in starting up, running successfully for years and organizing a proper exit. He is the type of businessman you want to be associated with... practical, fair, and eyes-always-open.

Harald Steindl
We worked together  •  Mastermind, HST Consulting - Raising The Bar.
As an editor I have talked to Harald many times over the years. He is astute, insightful and brings vision to his work. He is a great advis ... or because he has a great deal of experience: but more than that he has been able to observe and draw logical conclusions from those experiences.