Bob Bush has had a rich and successful career that began as an art director in advertising, which led to sales for national branded apparel manufacturers, resulting in earning a promotion to Regional Vice president, and onto General Manager at DEMCO, in an affiliation with Russell Athletics, and then the role of National Sales Manager with one of VF Corporations apparel divisions. During that time in sales leadership, Bob was able to more than double the sales and generate millions in profit! In 1994, Bob and his business partner opened a global apparel sourcing company, where they established a network of offices world-wide and grew the business to over $10 million in manufacturing contracts with major USA brands and retailers. Following the attack on the USA on 9/11, Bob once again reinvented himself, and started his current company Condor Promotional Solutions in 2002. With all those experiences, Bob felt well prepared and challenged to bring the power of three dimensional advertising products to both large and small businesses in the Tampa Bay community.
Bob and Gail Bush have been married for 44 years, and along with their lasting love, they are especially proud of their two children, Jennifer and David, who both understand that to grow as an individual you must give back.
While Bob attended 2 years full-time at the American Academy of Fine arts and special courses at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Academy of Fine art, much like Steve Jobe, Bob studied subjects of interest, such as history and music at various institutions of learning, not for credits but for knowing.
Bob continues to be surprised by the fact that so many business owners do not rely on or believe in the power of building their brand, and how promotional products can not only separate them from their competition, but also build a corporate culture that rewards excellence and builds an enviable employee dedication that their competition can not duplicate. It is a joy to work with those business owners who do see the value in building their brand identity and investing in products and approaches that yield them recognition and results.
Founding Tampa Bay Think Tank with his friend Sandi Carnagey has been one of Bob’s biggest impacts in life, as he sees that the group is able to provide a forum where business owners and decision makers can come together at no cost and exchange ideas and business experiences with one another, and to have the volunteer support and involvement of other business leaders is extremely rewarding.