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As Founder and President of The Robinson Group, a Minneapolis-based consulting and training company, George F. 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.

Mr. Robinson is the former President of The Kydd Group, an integrated marketing and event-planning agency, specializing in ethnic markets. He forged and facilitated key partnerships with clients such as; General Motors, Miller, General Mills, and Target Corporation.

From 1985 to 1995, Robinson was Partner and Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Pecos River Learning Center, Inc., where his marketing strategies doubled growth, three consecutive years. He developed partnerships with Dupont, Bayer, Ford and Astra Merck and contributed to revenue growth for Pecos River, fostering a $17 million training and consulting company.

Mr. Robinson is a former National Industry Manager for Control Data Corporation (Ceridian) responsible for alternate distribution and marketing. His marketing programs resulted in a 30% increase in revenue. Robinson also worked as a Zone Manager for the Lincoln Mercury Division of Ford Motor Company responsible for new car wholesale sales, dealer sales and market penetration for the Maine/New Hampshire territory, where he increased sales by 15%.

As Vice President of Sales for Wilson Learning Corporation in Minneapolis, Robinson managed the eastern United States territory increasing sales by 20%. He left in 1997 to establish The Robinson Group.

Mr. Robinson serves on the Board of Trustees for the Breck School in Minneapolis and is a former Board Member of the Rio Grande School in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has also been on the Board of Advisors for Urban Venture Leadership Foundation and the Board of the Fairway Foundation. His love and passion for teaching others has guided his distinguished career.

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