The 8th Annual
Maastricht Institute of Entrepreneurship

at Missouri Valley College Campus
April 28-30, 2014

George F. Robinson

Founder/CEO, The Robinson Group

George F. Robinson of Minneapolis, Minnesota graduated from Missouri Valley College in 1971. Robinson is the founder and president of The Robinson Group, a Minneapolis-based consulting and training company.

Robinson utilizes his twenty-seven years of corporate experience in helping companies align their culture strategy with business goals to heighten productivity and bottom line performance. As a seasoned executive consultant, he has implemented breakthrough training, sales and marketing strategies for clients such as Ford Motor Company, Philip Morris, Cendant, Bayer and Riddell. During his career, Robinson has worked with international companies such as Boeing, Cisco, Monsanto, Merck and Coke.

Robinson's previous career ventures include president of The Kydd Group, an integrated marketing and event-planning agency, specializing in ethnic markets. From 1985-1995, Robinson was partner and vice president of sales and marketing for Pecos River Learning Center, Inc., where his marketing strategies doubled growth three consecutive years. He is a former national industry manager for Control Data Corporation responsible for alternate distribution and marketing. His marketing programs resulted in a 30 percent increase in revenue. He also worked as a zone manager for the Lincoln Mercury division of the Ford Motor Company responsible for new car wholesale sales, dealer sales and market penetration for the Maine and New Hampshire territory, where he increased sales by 15 percent. As vice president of sales for Wilson Learning Corporation, Robinson managed the eastern United States territory increasing sales by 20 percent.

Robinson serves on the board of Turning Point and is a former board of trustee member for the Breck School in Minneapolis. He is a former board member of the Rio Grande School in Santa Fe, New Mexico and has been on the board of advisors for Urban Venture Leadership Foundation and the Fairway Foundation. His love and passion for teaching others has guided his distinguished career.