Bob Saldeen

Bob Saldeen has over twenty-five years experience in marketing, publishing and computer technology.

As an Internet pioneer in the early 90s, Saldeen was responsible for both the marketing and the Internet systems for Magnitude Network, which experienced phenomenal growth and was eventually sold to CMGI in 1998. Along the way, he won national acclaim and awards for his innovations.

After Magnitude, Saldeen designed, developed and managed the technology for InnerWorkings, a print production company that revolutionized print buying and went public in 2006. He served as CIO for the company. Nasdaq: INWK.

Saldeen was also key in developing Echo Global Logistics, and designed the early production systems for that company, which had a successful IPO in 2009. Bob served as the first CIO for that company. Nasdaq: ECHO.

He served as CIO of MediaBank for several years, and helped design the initial production systems for that company.

He also helped in the initial stages of Groupon, providing sales and marketing tools  and sales analysis for the young company. Nasdaq: GRPN.

All told, Saldeen had been key in building businesses worth over $8 billion.

At each company, Saldeen has been known as the jack-of-all-trades, someone that can competently handle issues ranging from business plan development, computer systems, database design and management, web technologies, research and analysis.

As a principal at Saldeen & Pepper, his publishing and technology consulting clients included AT&T, Sears, Carson Pirie Scott, Rolodex, Superior Coffee & Foods, Simon & Schuster and Paramount Communications.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University.