Name : Robert Bills
Industry Type : Related Professions
City & State : Marvin (Charlotte area), NC
Job Title Senior Advisor and Consultant
Relocation Preferences : yes, negotiable
Objective : President/CEO
Resume :  

Robert P. Bills

(704) 996-2298                                                                                                            1013 Firethorne Club Drive

rpbills[AT]                                                                                                     Village of Marvin, NC


Highly Ethical and Regarded Industry Leader and Consultant Providing Clear Corporate Direction and Vision for organizations exceeding a Billion Dollars in Annual Revenue with Proven Repeated Success in Growing and Sustaining Companies and Expansion of International Business Operations [Australia, New Zealand, Kuwait, Antarctica, Spain, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia]

  • Diverse background in multiple business verticals in the global marketplace and extremely broad spectrum of industries

  • Exceptional leadership demonstrated in strategic business process and development, Information Technology, Systems Operations, Systems Integration, business processing, mergers & acquisitions, and overall financial, operational and technical performance for three decades

  • Creating and growing companies from infancy to multimillion-dollar contenders in highly competitive environments

  • Known for making the difficult transition from 15 years in mining-energy-resource management to the aerospace-defense industry through a combination of expertise, self-assurance, and tenacity

  • Bringing highest levels of professionalism, integrity, ethics, and value in the delivery of services, and the development and management of strategic alliances

  • Stakeholder-focused Leadership to advance into new markets and capture greater market share and new business opportunities

  • Proven ability to create viable subsidiaries to generate new revenue streams and expand base [Facilities Management, Construction Services, Telecommunications, Environmental Compliance Programs, Maintenance Management Systems, Logistics/re-supply,]

  • Specialist in growing small businesses and ensuring proper infrastructure is in place to support growth


  • Played key role in proposal development that won more than $3 billion in contracts, as part of overall 63% win rate achieved for client companies

  • Aggressively sought and unseated a long-term incumbent contractor that enjoyed 100% award fees, competing as a small relatively unknown $40 million company by forming strategic alliance with a larger corporation and winning a $70 million per year contract for 10 years

  • Transitioned (minority-owned) company from consulting firm to prime federal contractor within six months of acquisition, a calculated risk leading to fast progressive annual revenue growth from just over $1 million, a staff of 9 and minimum backlog, to $4 million with $18 million backlog, to $70 million in the next 4 years with 1200 employees (growing from 9 to 50 in three years to 200 in three more years to 1200 five years later)

    • Generated $900 million in total contract value for in-house performance and as a team member of formal Joint Ventures

    • Rose from VP to EVP to Interim President to President/CEO in less than 6 years with 70x revenue growth and 120x personnel expansion

       PROFILE: Synopsis of Experience

  • Member of Executive Council, Chairman and President in successfully directing 13 operating subsidiaries and 30 worldwide contracts with over $2 billion in construction, systems O&M, facility management, logistics, and environmental remediation and design business backlog and workforce of over 3,000

  • Elected by peers as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Contract Services Association of America [merged with Professional Service Council] the largest trade association in the US, representing a majority of government service contractors, chosen among others from such luminary corporations as L-M, SAIC, BAE, Fluor, IAP, N-G, and Parsons

  • Knowledgeable of International labor laws in Europe, Middle East and Asia-Pacific region countries

  • Drove state-of-the-art IT solutions to labor-intensive programs to significantly reduce labor costs and to support rapid response to national disasters, e.g., Katrina, to accurately and reliably account for key expenditures, stimulating competitiveness and bottom line growth

  • Improved competitive position in facilities, logistics, telecommunications,  and technology infrastructure support services industries by targeting key international markets in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and the Middle East

  • Acquired real estate and built/designed 22,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters to control G&A and overhead costs to ensure proportionality with projected growth

Select Accomplishments

  • Secured contracts with a $700 million backlog while head of a $400 million per year company providing construction, systems integration, telecommunications, logistics, environmental, and operations and maintenance services to the US government and the private and commercial sectors

  • Reduced G&A 12% and increased profit margins as Chairman and President of 13 operating subsidiaries and 30 worldwide contracts with over $2 billion in business backlog and workforce of 3,000

  • Committed resources to the revitalization, environmental acceptability and economic recovery of a remote North Pacific Island Community under the U.S. Military Base Realignment and Closure provisions.

  • Achieved ISO Certification for US Company of 22 geographically dispersed operating locations within eight months of initial step, ensuring high quality of service to internal and external customers. Repeated for two other international operating companies in 12-month period, leading to winning several non-competitive awards for 5-year contracts

  • Established four subsidiary companies, forged multiple joint ventures, and acquired two companies in a five-year period for a subsidiary services contractor of an original member of the 13 Regional Alaska Native Corporations

  • Integrated three businesses, one large and two minority-owned, that achieved stature as the first State-Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise of its kind focused on Telecommunications EF&I

  • Commissioned and championed leading-edge, state-of-the-art integrated workflow solution that generates over $1 billion in annual invoices enabling healthcare providers to achieve maximum results with minimum effort, a technology still in active use today

  • Commissioned and championed a facility maintenance management system for 200 multi-location restaurants that utilized GPS tracking to save time and product (perishables/food) loss through rapid response in prevention capacity

  • Conceived and championed an innovative technology solution for real-time reporting during rapid recovery response efforts from national disasters to report actual conditions to promote optimal response and environmentally compliant reconstruction effectiveness

  • Managed the operational and environmental design of three large surface coal mines [dragline and bucket wheel] and one underground coal mine expansion and related surface plants

  • Managed R&D for coal liquefaction pilot programs using proprietary oil shale retort processes

  • Received Prime Contractor of the Year Award by Small Business Administration in 1992 for Outstanding Small Business in Rocky Mountain Region


Areas of Expertise

Fiscal Management / Strategic Planning & Implementation / Change Initiatives / Business Development / Government Relations / Performance Strategy / Asset Evaluation & Acquisition / Identifying Formal Strategic Alliances / Collective Bargaining & Labor Relations / Contract Administration & Operations / Capture Planning / Business Opportunity Analysis & Development / Contract & Teaming Agreements / Ownership & Joint Venture Alliances / Secures Private Investors

Career History

HD Supply, Tampa FL                                                                                                          2013-present

Senior Advisor for Strategic Alliances - Establishment Of Strategic opportunities with Native American, Small, and Minority-owned Business Enterprises.  Emphasis is on integrated logistics and supply chain management services to the construction and industrial segments within the federal government space.


StrategiCon, Inc., Charlotte, NC                                                                                                                                                                                           2008-present

President and Owner, Consulting – Strategy Development, Organizational

Efficiencies, Expansions, J-V & Strategic Alliances, New Business Execution


Miami Business Services, LLC                                                                           2010 -2012

President, Tribal - owned, Government and Commercial Contractor - Systems Integration, Network Design, Construction Management, Facilities & Environmental Management, Systems Infrastructure Support.


TechFlow, Inc. San Diego, CA                                                                                                                                                                2006-2008

Vice President, IT Services and Systems O&M


Science Applications International Corporation [SAIC], San Diego, CA                                                                                                                                      2003-2006

Program Director/Strategic Consultant IT/Systems Integration, Strategic

Alliances, Native American Partnerships


Independent Consultant, Charlotte, NC                                                               2002-2003

Corporate Development, Strategic Planning, Healthcare IT, Board Direction


J.A. Jones Services Group, Inc., Charlotte, NC                                                                                                                                                                     2000-2002

Chairman and President, Government and Commercial programs in

Facilities Management, Logistics, Telecommunications, Construction,

Environmental, Manufacturing and Power Plant O&M Services


SMI International Corporation, Colorado Springs, CO             1988-2000

[Also known as Space Mark, Inc]                                                                   

President and CEO 1994-2000

Executive Vice President 1990-1994

Vice President 1988-1990

Alaska Native Corporation (Minority-owned business) , Base/Facility Management & Infrastructure Support, Telecommunications, Logistics, Environmental Remediation and Management, and Space Launch Services



Coal and Precious Metals Mining and Energy Related Industries                    1970-1985

Senior Engineering and Operations Management Positions in: Surface and Underground Mine Operations, U.S. and International Coal Resource Development/Design, Alternative Fuels R&D, Land Reclamation, Infrastructure Support Engineering, Waste Water/Runoff Control, Environmental and Resource Management.


U.S. ARMY – Veteran of the Vietnam Era                                                        1971-1973

Served as commissioned officer (1st LT), Executive Officer and Brigade HQS.

Company Commander. 


Engineer of Mines-Mining (E.M.), Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO

Various post graduate courses and technical courses in economic development, HSE, alternative fuels, mining technique and advance drilling operations


Contract Services Association – Chairman of the Board – spoke in front of 300 service companies. Instrumental in putting new programs in place

Native American Economic Development Conferences – spoken on alliance of Native American owned businesses and business planning

DOD Pentagon Staff –Presented paper on alternatives in Space Propulsion-Research and Development.

Coal and Mining Conferences on energy – synthetic fuels and operations – Presented to senior executives of the Mining Industry.

Boards, Associations and Recognition

  • Mid-America Government Industry Coalition, Chartered Board Member (2012-present)

oTechnology Partners, Inc. Chairman of the Board (2003-2006] and Executive Advisor to CEO (2006-2009).

oContract Services Association of America, Past Chairman (’97) and Member Executive Committee (1995-1999).

  • National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development, Member SW Corporate Resource Council (1997-2000).

  • Industry Member Native American Trade and Economic Development Committee, U.S. Department of Commerce (2006).

  • The Colorado Thirty Group, a Private Organization of Influential Community Leaders.

  • Oxford’s WHO’s-WHO, Registry of Extraordinary Professionals.

  • Theta Tau Engineering Fraternity – Colorado School of Mines.

  • Senior Class Officer – Colorado School of Mines.



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