Crowe Spotlight on Bob Dobis, Risk Consulting partner and Crowe lifer

Crowe Recruiting
| 8/10/2016
Bob Dobis
Bob Dobis (Chicago) joined Crowe's Indianapolis office in 1985 as a campus hire after graduating from Purdue University. Bob became partner in 1998 and relocated to Chicago in 1999 to assist with building that market and managing some large, complex engagements. Today, he is the public sector services industry lead for Risk Consulting. He is responsible for actively growing Risk Consulting services within the government, higher education and not-for-profit sectors.

Q: Why have you stayed at Crowe for so long?

A: While I've been at Crowe for almost 30 years, I've had a least six different careers across six different business units. The constant challenge of new responsibilities has kept me engaged and constantly learning, which has been a big part of my long tenure. Add to that the incredible people I get to work with at Crowe and 30 years can sneak up on you pretty quickly.

Q: What career development advice would you give to someone?
A: Always work to train and promote quality people to do the job you are currently doing. This allows you to explore and pursue new, more highly valued roles within the firm, while contributing to the career development of others. I've always felt this type of development, both for myself and others, is the most important attribute of a partner and really anyone at Crowe.

Q: What's the biggest risk you've ever taken?

A: Starting up Crowe's federal government practice. We had no established clients and few active prospects when we started in 2010. Today, we have numerous clients including the United States Navy, the Small Business Administration and the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. It has been very rewarding to see the practice grow and thrive.

Q: What's been your favorite travel destination?
A: Italy for its beautiful countryside, friendly people, fabulous food and because it's the largest wine producer in the world. What more could you ask for?

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