CEO, Stein IAS (EMEA & Asia)
Chief Executive Officer
When Rob joined Stein IAS seven years ago (it was then named IAS b2b Marketing), he told the staff that IAS would be the number one B2B agency in the UK within five years and the world in 10. They thought he was a Scottish lunatic, but they don’t now!
Under Rob’s guidance, IAS did indeed become recognized as the UK’s most important and award-winning marketing agency. But, never one to rest on his laurels, Rob set his sights on putting IAS on the global map. In 2011, ahead of schedule, the agency was awarded the prestigious ‘B2 Agency of the Year’ accolade by the Business Marketing Association (BMA) – a world first for any non US-based consultancy.
Coupled with this landmark achievement, Rob has also been recognized for his personal efforts. In 2011, he was named ‘Managing Director of the Year’ at the Marketing Industry Network’s Mi Awards and, at the 2012 awards, was named ‘Marketing Personality of the Year’.
But, to reconfirm his status as a man of the marketing industry at large, Rob helped the BMA launch its first chapter outside of the States and now leads the steering committee of BMA UK. He does this, of course, alongside his duties as CEO of Stein IAS (EMEA & Asia).