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 in 2015.
Since taking over leadership of NEST Rob has led the charge to bring industry-leading software solutions to both NEST clients and service providers. Rob’s direction and guidance in developing the Integrated Facilities Management enterprise-wide solution has brought new offerings to clients including best-in-class business and financial analytics that help drive true cost savings. His strong desire for a great workplace culture has allowed the organization to see double digit percentage growth each year since 2015.
In 2005, Rob was named by Chain Store Age as one of the Top 40 under 40 retail executives. 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 several trade organizations including Connex, SPECS, and ICSC. Rob has been featured on CNBC and Fox Business to discuss the consumer confidence in retail.
Rob attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is a graduate of St. Joseph’s University MBA program. When not at work, Rob spends time with his wife, Nicole and two sons and is involved with several charities including the National MS Society, helping to raise over $150,000 for the organization since 2014. He is currently a board member at his high school alma mater, Paul VI and sits on the Advisory Board of the Department of Decision & System Sciences at St. Joseph’s University. You might also catch him at a Philadelphia Eagles game, as he is a die-hard fan.