Robert E. Portrie “Bob” is a nationally known executive and industry speaker in the insurance and financial services industry. In addition to his expertise in this strategic vertical sector, Bob has been instrumental in bringing to the forefront the concept of customer relationship marketing in the business-to-business and business to consumer environment. As an early pioneer in the Internet he was credited with building one of the first business-to-business applications for the insurance industry. With over twenty-five years in the development and sale of technology Bob has been sought out by many organizations as a speaker, consultant and strategist.
After a career with AT&T, Bob took on the challenge of becoming the President and CEO of InfoMation Publishing Corporation, a CMGI subsidiary, located in the Boston area that was one of the first core CMGI organizations. Bob spent from 1997-99 at InfoMation creating a leading edge knowledge management software company. Following the merger of InfoMation, Bob became a Managing Partner at RCM Technologies, a National consulting and staffing company headquartered in New Jersey. During his tenure at RCM, Bob became active in working with companies ranging from the Fortune 50 to start up companies. Bob’s activities included capital formation, business plan development, product design and software development and integration.
Bob is the former Chairman of RNETHealth, Inc., former Chairman and member of the board of Confirmnet Corporation and member of the board of Digital Cement,, Managing Partner of The Fenwick Group, Member of the Board of Visual IO and a member of the board of You Bloom...
Bob is also on the Addiction and Psychiatry Board of the Brain Institute at the University of Florida. He is a past member of the Board of the MIS School at the University of Arizona, The Canadian/New England Advisory Board sponsored by the government of Canada, Technology Point International and the Advisory Board of ACORD.
Bob holds a Masters and Bachelors degree from Fitchburg State College and is a graduate of the Executive Management Program at Northeastern University.
Bob resides in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida and Dennis, Massachusetts with his wife Cathey and his youngest daughter Caitlin.