Rob Adams, the President of Bishop-McCann, brings over two decades of entrepreneurial expertise and demonstrated leadership to the table. His primary focus lies in charting the strategic course of the company, aiming to foster innovation and establish a distinct identity within the meetings, events, and incentives industry. Since joining the organization’s Kansas City headquarters in 2014, Rob has been the driving force behind its success and relentlessly focuses on Bishop-McCann’s mission of creating JOY.
Before his tenure at Bishop-McCann, Rob served as the General Manager of Microsoft Business Solutions for Canada. Under his guidance, Canada transformed from being the bottom performer to the #1 in growth, employee satisfaction, and partner satisfaction for the organization. This achievement serves as a testament to Rob’s remarkable capacity to inspire others. He is widely recognized as an influential figure in sales, marketing, and leadership, and has been invited to speak at numerous conferences, sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience.
Rob’s journey as an entrepreneur began at the age of 24 when he embarked on a venture in Las Vegas, establishing a donut franchise that flourished into a multi-unit operation before he ultimately sold it to Andre Agassi. Such early entrepreneurial accomplishments set the stage for his remarkable career trajectory.
In 2020, Rob joined the International Board of Directors for MPI (Meeting Professionals International). He is currently the organization’s Finance Chair and has been the IBOD liaison for Anti Human Trafficking. In early 2022, he joined the Canadian Advisory Council further exemplifying his commitment to advancing the industry.
Beyond his professional pursuits, Rob remains engaged in YPO International (formerly Young Presidents’ Organization) and nurtures a passion for travel and discovering new culinary experiences. Moreover, he served on the Kansas City Big Brother Big Sister Board of Directors for four years, making a lasting impact in the lives of others, and for the past 13 years, he has been a steadfast mentor and Big Brother to Jorge.