John R. Ranck (Bob) is a senior consultant with the Hayes Group, executive coach, and a senior leader with experience in the military, industry, and non-profit sectors.
Bob spent 31 years as an Air Force officer, pilot, and leader. He held 4 command positions, served two tours in Iraq and retired as a Brigadier General. He subsequently helped run a small consulting company, then served on the executive leadership team at Gulfstream Aerospace before taking the helm at Project Orbis International – an international non-profit based in New York City. Bob’s experience ranges from Washington DC to the most impoverished areas of Africa and Asia. He has led in diverse environments from combat operations to humanitarian relief. As a leadership coach he has helped executives become more effective in communication, teamwork, change management, and peer relationship development.
Bob’s most recent role was CEO of Orbis, an international NGO with operations around the globe. With its network of partners, Orbis trains and mentors medical professionals to prevent and treat blindness in their communities. In addition to operating the world’s only Flying Eye Hospital, Bob led a work force of over 330, with fundraising affiliates and country offices and programs in 18 countries across South America, Africa and Asia. At Gulfstream, Bob led the government sales and programs worldwide, partnering with governments and technology firms from the US, Africa, Israel and Japan.
Bob holds a bachelor’s degree from the United States Air Force Academy and graduate degrees from Golden Gate University and the National Defense University. He also studied at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and completed MIT Seminar 21.