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Partner & CEO
Throughout his career, Rob Lachenauer, a Partner and CEO at BanyanGlobal, has been both a consultant and entrepreneur. As a consultant, he was a Vice President and Director of The Boston Consulting Group from 1995 to 2004 and helped leading multi-national companies, including several family controlled businesses, set and implement growth strategies. He has experience with industrial, distribution, consumer goods, financial, technology, and automotive firms. He has consulted for clients in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. With George Stalk, he co-authored a book about competition strategies, Hardball: Are You Playing to Play or Playing to Win, published by Harvard Business School Press in 2004 and subsequently translated into six languages. He currently writes a blog for Harvard Business Review with Banyan Partner Josh Baron. From 2010 to 2012, he was a Partner and CEO of Cambridge Advisors to Family Enterprise, where he worked with leading family businesses around the world and helped grow the firm by more than 70%.
As an entrepreneur, Rob co-founded and became CEO of GEO2 Technologies, a material science licensing company that developed, patented, and out-licensed its Cross Linked Microstructure for diesel emissions filter applications. At GEO2, he established the product development and IP strategies, built the technical and business team, raised its capital, and led its license negotiations. Subsequently, he was the founding CEO and Chairman of the Board of Bio2 Technologies, which has developed load bearing bio-active and bio-inert bone scaffolds.
Rob holds a BA from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard University. He is co-inventor on several U.S. patents. He lives with his wife and three daughters in Weston, Massachusetts.