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Robert Bush
Robert Bush
Chief Operating Officer

7-Second Resume Statement

Solving social and economic problems is a team sport.  I enjoy bringing people together to leverage their collective core competencies.  I take a business mindset to social problems and a social mindset to business problems.  It’s what drives sustainable results.


An integrated thinker and a facilitative leader, Robert is responsible for realizing the Grads of Life vision of supporting employers to create inclusive talent strategies and equitable business value.

He is a lifelong learner who builds diverse, inclusive, and equitable organizations. He takes great pride in bringing disparate parts together to solve problems and seeing his people advance in and out of their careers. He brings 20+ years of executive experience in social enterprises with him to Grads of Life, and with it a robust track record of transforming for-profit, non-profit, and government organizations into market leaders. His previous roles include heading up Policy, Planning, and Partnerships for AmeriCorps VISTA, and leading award-winning Feeding America food banks.

He is a proud public school graduate with an M.S. in Higher Education and a BBA in Business Administration and Management.

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