- B2B Instructor
Robert (Bob) Blakely – B2B Instructor / Counselor - serves as President of CAJ Solutions, LLC headquartered in Madison, MS. CAJ Solutions focuses on organizational health strategies for both profit and nonprofit small businesses. Bob provides entrepreneurial mentorship across a broad spectrum - from no-tech to high-tech; from lawn care services to a product that stops ransomware. Bob always asks a new client one question – Do you want to build a business or a job? Both answers are correct, but the paths to success are very different.
Previously, Mr. Blakely served as Vice President / Director of Operations, Vista Technical Services (VTS), a small disadvantaged business headquartered in San Antonio, TX, providing information technology, environmental and logistics services for the United States Army, Air Force and Navy. As Vice President / GM within ITT’s Advanced Engineering & Sciences Division, Herndon, VA, Mr. Blakely was responsible for all aspects of the Information Systems business unit providing full life cycle execution of Information System Solutions across the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and Department of Homeland Security. Mr. Blakely held numerous other positions at ITT including Deputy Department Manager, Deputy Director Business Development, Six Sigma Black Belt, Strategic Planner, Six Sigma Champion and Vice President, Corporate Development before being assigned profit and loss responsibility. Mr. Blakely began his working career by serving numerous assignments in the U.S. Navy (enlisted and commissioned). He has significant experience in surface, subsurface, air operations and salvage diving. Mr. Blakely received a Bachelor of Science from Mississippi State University; an MBA from Duke University and a Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Management from the Bush School, Texas A&M University.