Testimonials, References & Past Successes


Mr. Norton is a thought leader, consultant, coach and trainer of CEOs, Executives and Managers in many industries. He is also a speaker and author in the areas of Leadership, Management and Entrepreneurship.

He recently co-authored a book with Warren Bennis, The Father of Leadership which will be published in 2016. Is author of The Startup Manual and Creator of AirTight Management, the first ever Growth Operating System for SMBs.

What A Few Past Clients And References Say:

"In building First Call Corporation, Bob Norton, was my secret weapon in getting a really audacious job done not only on time and under budget, but done so well that it revolutionized how equity sales was done on Wall Street. His abilities to understand complex requirements, to synthesize elegant solutions, and then to manage a team to get it done, are still the best I've ever seen."
   -- Jim Rutt, Ex-CEO Network Solutions and Thomson Technology Services


"Mr. Norton is a true visionary who can also execute. Few people have the ability to do both."

   -- General Partner, Investment Banking Firm


"I met Mr. Norton when he was a 29 years old CEO founding his first company and I was 59. I always said Bob was '29 going on 60' because his wisdom, experience and ability always far exceeded his years".

     -- Investor and Former CEO of Gibbs Oil 


"The best CEOs require 8 weeks to get up to speed on a new company and market. Bob did it in less than six weeks so our portfolio company could be repositioned quickly and effectively."
        -- Senior Partner, Venture Capital Firm


"Bob could always accomplish twice the work in half the time compared to anyone else I ever hired. He was the best hiring decision I ever made.  His speed and laser focus on the most important issues is exceptional."

-- Jack H., Former Manager at ISI Systems



"In just 2 hours of consultation, Bob Norton helped me to re-focus my thoughts, especially with regard to financing strategy.  In addition, there were several nuggets of wisdom and insight about bootstrapping, competitive intelligence, and market research. I highly recommend him."
 --   Nijan Datar, Founder and CEO, Smart Voice


I had been working on a problem for many years and solved it on the plane home from The CEO Boot Camp using the tools he taught there.” - CEO and CEO Boot Camp Attendee


“We were able to improve our management of the business and see things we never saw before as a result of AirTight’s help. I recommend it to any business that wants to grow.”

Ø  CEO of $4MM B2B Service Company


            "I have been working with Bob Norton for the past year and from my experience I can tell you, having a knowledgeable and mature CEO on my team has had a tremendous impact on my company. I have moved faster and avoided many problems from his guidance. 
I have seen Bob bring over 30 years of real life, top level, CEO experience to guide me. He has extensive knowledge in Product Development, branding, Marketing, Finance, Sales, building corporate culture, management and much more. These skill sets make a huge difference, because if Bob is on your team, then you can run an idea or question by him and get an instant, clear, well thought out answer. This is what you need as a business owner or entrepreneur. He not just a consultant and a coach but is very creative and is always providing new tools that help me grow as an entrepreneur, CEO and leader. Don’t experiment by trial and error, or make wild uneducated guesses. This method will lead to slow, painful and expensive failures. Get an experienced executive and coach on your team like Bob who knows immediately what works and what doesn’t."   -- David Bundi, ImaginLand, On-demand Child Care


           "My experience with Bob Norton has been very good and I can certainly recommend his services. I started without a clear idea in mind about how I could improve my current business and I ended up receiving a lot of good advice which helped me a lot to understand how I could improve my business."   - Gianluca Tognon, Nutrition Coach and Researcher for government of Norway


Senior Executive at:

  • C-Level Enterprises, Inc.
  • AirTight Management
  • Blue Ripple, CEO
  • Technology4Kids.com and A+America, CEO
  • HomeView, CEO & Founder
  • Thomson Financial (5 Divisions), VP 
  • Engineering and CTO
  • Envoy Systems, Senior Archtect
  • ISI Systems, Software Engineer

Some Past Clients

  • Cisco Systems, Inc. 
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Cutting Edge, LLC
  • Addison-Wesley Publsihing
  • Realtor.com
  • Amen Clinics
  • Clicks & Clients
  • Guidance Technology - Agile Development Services
  • Hotels.com
  • Expedia.com
  • Kiva Systems - Robotics (Acquired by Amazon.com)
  • Extimata
  • Mangan
  • Mind Movies
  • New England Data Systems (NEDS)
  • One Coach
  • Praxis/NeuroGym
  • Move.com
  • Lemuria Technology - PEMF
  • Neuro Business Group
  • Lumina Dental
  • Braveheart Women
  • Atalasoft - Software
  • Ascentive - Software
  • Starwind Software
  • Visio Optical
  • Push Not Pull 
  • Syspro (ERP)
  • Traffic Geyser
  • Your Everywhere Now (Acquired)
  • The Aware Show
  • Trulia
  • RE Mentor
  • Unilogic
  • Yakov Smirnoff Theater
  • ImaginLand
  • Allcare Physical Therapy
  • Pogosyan (Pharmacutocals)
  • HooZip (Real Estate Information)
  • Quest2Excel - Cloud Workflow
  • Terracraft Motors
  • Harvard Collections
  • WiseTribe
  • Creative Dynamics
  • Computer Learning Corporation
  • Business Research Corporation - Financial Services Information
  • Numerous venture capital firms
  • Many Universities and Nonprofit Organizations
  • Call for specific companies in your industry

Industries Worked In

  • Information Services
  • Software (Web Services, ASP, enterprise, e-commerce)
  • Real Estate
  • Consumer Services
  • Legal - Expert witness in several Intellectual Property cases
  • Business-to-Business
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Services
  • Dental
  • Physical Therapy
  • Neuroscience & Psychology
  • Insurance
  • Financial Services
  • Internet and Media
  • Professional Services and Consulting
  • Electronic Publishing
  • Book Publishing
  • Retail
  • E-Commerce
  • Telecommunications
  • Packaged Goods
  • Nonprofit
  • Fundraising
  • Education
  • Affinity Marketing
  • Portfolio Management
  • Distribution

"Having been there and done that you know exactly what needs to be done to grow a company and that is a powerful message."

-- John Facella, Chairman & Founder The CEO Place and Serial CEO for many years.

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