Bob co-founded Tesar-Reynes in 1982. He began recruiting in 1977 as part of the account service college recruitment program at Foote, Cone, & Belding. In 1978 he joined Tony Reynes at the Chicago office of executive recruiters, Judd-Falk.
Bob began his career at Michigan Bell Telephone after receiving his MBA. In 1973, he joined Cunningham & Walsh, Chicago as an account executive on the Maremont Corporation account working on Gabriel shock absorbers. In 1975, he joined Foote, Cone, & Belding as an Account Executive on Sears automotive products. Later he worked on Hallmark Cards and Kraft Foods.
Bob has been active in various community athletic programs as well as being called upon to address various college Career Day functions and also as a guest speaker at Northwestern University's IMC classes. He regularly gives time to Children’s Memorial Hospital.
He has worked closely with the Chicago Advertising Federation, assisting them with their Partnership For Success program, the industry’s workplace diversity effort.
Bob has a BA and MBA in Marketing from Michigan State University.
Tony was one of the founding partners of Tesar-Reynes along with Bob Tesar. Tony decided to retire in 2013 and is no longer active in the firm. All inquiries about new business or opportunities are handled by Bob Tesar at Bob@Tesar-Reynes.com.