President and CEO
Roberto Carmona is a nationally recognized consultant who has successfully executed on complex projects in the areas of leadership development, sales, strategy design, executive coaching, executive search, and organizational change, for corporate, small business, public sector, nonprofit, higher education and healthcare clients.
Roberto recently spoke at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democracy and Innovation on “The Value of Hispanic Owned Businesses as Source of Community Transformation”. He was selected in 2019 as “Member of the Year” by the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Roberto’s corporate experience includes serving as a strategy advisor for Sodexo’s successful bid to serve as the facilities management provider for Chicago Public Schools. As a result of his consulting work with Sodexo, he joined them full time as their Director of Business Development in the Higher Education and Healthcare Technology markets.
Roberto’s executive search highlights includes serving as lead consultant for the 2007 executive search process for the City of Chicago’s Superintendent of Police, the placement of four City College of Chicago Presidents in 2011 and the placement of numerous executives to Fortune 500 companies, and national nonprofits.
Roberto served as Director of Programs for the New America Alliance, where he oversaw programs such as the Corporate board Initiative, the Pension Fund Initiative and helped author a white paper presented at a Wall Street summit entitled “American Latinos in Financial Services”.
Roberto’s other significant consulting engagements include helping to launch the National Forum for Latino Healthcare Executives, and designing and executing on leadership development curriculums for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute.
His federal government experience includes overseeing national programs in areas, civil rights, workforce and economic development for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington DC.
Roberto is a thought leader and requested speaker in leadership development, and strategy. In 2019 he was selected as a speaker on leadership by the Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholar’s Speaker’s program. Roberto serves a Commissioner for the Governor of Illinois’ Labor Advisory Board.
In 2002 Roberto received a fellowship from the National Council of La Raza (now Unidos US) and completed a Master’s degree in Public Administration in 2003, from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He has a master’s degree in political science from Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU), and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Northern Illinois University.