Bob has enjoyed a very distinguished career as an entrepreneur and senior level financial executive. As an entrepreneur, Bob successfully launched Harper Jenkins Scobie Enterprises the parent company of Southwest Beverages®, a manufacturer and marketer of Sippity® hot cocoa mix and Kemosabe® gourmet flavored coffee, Stuff For Everyone® and HJS Clothing®. Bob currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Harper Jenkins Scobie Enterprises and each of its subsidiaries, HJS Clothing®, Southwest Beverages® and Stuff For Everyone®.
Prior to his entrepreneurial ventures Bob had the privilege of working for some of America’s largest and well run public and private companies-Philip Morris, Canada Dry, Dr Pepper, Cadbury Schweppes, Snapple Beverage Corporation, Tasker Capital Corp. and a group of New York City fine dining restaurants-The Water Club, The River Café, Laura Belle and Pershing Square Café-all in various capacities as Finance Manager, Controller, Director of Finance, Vice President Finance & Administration, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary & Treasurer. In addition, Bob served as a member of the Executive Board of Management for Snapple International, Cadbury International, Tasker Capital Corp. and MDO Development Corp. Bob was also a member of Cadbury Beverages Corporate Finance Committee.
Among his many accomplishments Bob was the principal architect responsible for the growth of Snapple’s international business into 35 countries in 15 months, the reorganization and development of Cadbury’s international beverage business through the acquisitions of such well known brands as Orange Crush, Squirt, Sunkist and Orangina to name a few and is credited with the national roll out of Barrelhead Root Beer and the development of Canada Dry, Schweppes and Clamato in 67 international markets.
Bob holds a Master of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Arizona. He resides with his wife, Susan, in Oro Valley, Arizona.