Slide Strategic Business Consulting



Highly accomplished executive leader with deep experience serving as a merchant for traditional retail and ecommerce, Bob has a proven record of achievement driving growth for businesses. His high level of flexibility and unwavering commitment allows for deep focus on people, process & systems. Bob’s ability to leverage sound business judgment & his application of analytical skills fuels profitability and enables organizations to reach their highest potential for growth.

Prior to joining as a Partner with Strategy Source, Bob ran his own consulting company (Hayes Digital). He provides comprehensive assessment of business overall and expansion of digital footprints through commerce, marketing, product, operations & data intelligence. Bob’s efforts seek to help companies achieve scale, increase sales and support immersive customer experiences delivering lasting brand value and sales. Bob’s experience with over 20 years in true Brick & Mortar, along with 20 years of Digital Commerce uniquely positions his experience set in the direct to consumer space. Bob has had true P&L responsibility from $1.5MM to $750MM, Start-up to Fortune 500. Additionally, Bob specializes in capital raising & repositioning efforts to secure investments and successful sales exits.

Bob has also contributed to the success of companies like Joy Network, YP, Oberon Media, Proclivity Systems, AOL, Interactive Corp & Bob’s Stores, and Sportmart, where he held EVP, SVP, President & COO positions.




Multi-Channel Merchandising


Transformational Planning

Organizational Change

Operations & Finance

Predictive Consumer Trends

Turnaround Leadership

Early & Mid-Stage Capital Raising

Product Delivery & Customer Engagement

Team Development, Mentoring & Management