CHAIR PROFILE

Rob Abele

Rob Abele

Vistage Minnesota Chair Since 2014

My group values: Self-awareness, vulnerability, and a good sense of humor

As a Chair, members have described me as: Empowering

Personally, members have described me as: Caring

Mentoring Style: I listen, question, and encourage

Areas of Expertise: Leadership, Management

Contact me: (612) 859-2986 or rob.abele@vistagechair.com 

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Rob brings nearly 35 years of business management experience in several industries to Vistage. As CEO and president for 13 years in the financial services industry, he has successfully led companies through change and growth. Rob was most recently CEO and president of Corporate Payment Systems (CPS), a division of U.S. Bancorp. Under Rob’s leadership, CPS grew from $30 million to over $45 billion in processed sales volume and approximately $500 million in revenue through double-digit annual compound growth. Prior to U.S. Bancorp Rob held officer positions with Citicorp Bank, Fidelity Bank, and Certainteed Corp.

Rob has been a Vistage Chair since 2014, earned Rookie of the Year honors, and now leads 3 very diverse Vistage groups, from CEOs to key executives. He is a seasoned leader with over 30 years experience in growing companies both organically and through acquisition. His members value his passion for challenging them to grow and be better leaders too - "Never Act Like A Finished Product."

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