Rob Almond officially joined NEST in 2002 although he has been in and around the company since 1994. He has filled a variety of roles and positions during his tenure at NEST, with the most recent position being Chief Operating Officer before being promoted to Chief Executive Officer. Since overseeing the service delivery of the entire client portfolio, Rob has been an advocate of building partnerships with all NEST service providers along with ensuring that each client receives only the best level of service. He also led the initiative to convert NEST offices to a complete 24/7 environment.
Since 2008 the company has seen positive growth, and Rob wishes to continue that trend. A new Board of Directors was established in 2013, and this group of industry and financial leaders will aid Rob in his new role as CEO of NEST. Excited to start the next chapter, Rob is working with executive management to fully customize NEST’s new cloud-based technology, offering a fully customizable experience for both the Clients and the ISP™ Network.
In 2005, Rob was named by Chain Store Age as one of the Top 40 under 40 retail executives. Most recently, he earned the Top 40 Under 40 Executive title from South Jersey Business People and the Executive Management Award from Smart CEO magazine. Rob is an active member of Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association, International Council of Shopping Centers and is the co-chair of SPECS (Store Planning, Equipment, Construction and Facilities Services).
Educated in North Carolina, and a graduate of St. Joseph’s MBA program, he’s had the opportunity to study business from all angles. When not at work, Rob spends time with his young family and is involved with several charities including the MS Society, helping to raise over $10,000 for the organization in 2014. You might also catch him at an Eagles game, as he is a die-hard fan.