"I have had the pleasure of working with Rob Adair across many years, many radio stations, and a couple of radio companies. Rob is one of the few relationship guys in the business. He gets how important contacts, communication, and real business friendships are to anyone's success. He knows the radio business top to bottom, but in my book his integrity, relational IQ, and experience are a super valuable asset. We have enjoyed a long and successful relationship."
I write this paragraph to tell you how special you are. Thank you for
taking such an interest in me and our business, in every detail of our
work together, and in our future. I deeply appreciate all you input,
your many evidences of partnership, and your warm wishes for Marylyn
and me personally.
Please remember, through all the ups and downs in the near future,
that you have made a real impact on me, Greg Forgatch, and our entire
My sincere thanks,
Neil Clark Warren, Founder - CEO
Rob Adair was a key part of our team helping us grow our company from Pittsburgh and Oklahoma City to Tulsa, Jacksonville, and Ft Myers/Naples, a total of 25 radio stations. Rob was not only involved in the operations of these markets, he was part of the buying process.
During his career with Renda Broadcasting, Rob served as general manager, Regional Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
There is no part of the broadcasting business that I would not and have not entrusted to Rob. He has the highest professional standard one could hope for. His ability to assess the problem and systemically outline the solution is amazing. If it is something that is outside of his expertise, say a complex engineering problem, he will say,
"give me a day or two and I will get back to you". You can expect a complete, well thought out in-depth plan for getting it fixed.
I could talk about many of his outstanding talents: management, sales, teaching, but the quality I appreciate most of all about Rob is trust. I trust him completely, personally as well as with my business. What I hear from him will always be the truth, always to the point and without window dressing. His evaluation will be direct and nothing will be hidden or swept under the rug.
In today's world many people will speak of track records, increased sales,
turn-arounds and awards won. Not many talk about character. Character is what Rob's daily life is about. In his business life, personal life, church, family, community, fellow man, he sets a high standard. By the way, he has walls filled with sales, profit and performance awards.
I am happy to talk to anyone one regarding Rob. Call me. My cell phone number is 412-951-2222.
Tony Renda - President
Every CEO, president, or leader needs a confidant who can give you wise and trusted feedback on your ideas, challenges, or vision. Rob Adair has been that friend, advisor, and consultant! During critical decision-making, he has provided a listening ear, asked probing questions, and promised prayerful support. His wisdom and insights are so admired that our Board of Trustees invited Rob to become a member of the President's Advisory Council on Excellence where he attends all board meetings. I would recommend Pinnacle Solving to all my peers and professional groups!
John D. Fozard, Ph.D., President
Rob Adair is the
consummate radio broadcaster and the best practitioner of broadcast
marketing that I have ever met. I had the pleasure of working with Rob
Adair from 2000 to 2008, serving alongside him in Senior Management,
and overseeing him during the years when I was Chief Operating Officer
and then President of Salem Communications Radio Division. Not only
did he meet budget every time without exception during some very tough
years for the industry, he set the example for his peers, and inspired
his team of managers to excel in a way that they never did before or
since. When there was a major presentation to be made to a large
national client, Rob trained and led the team to go in and make the
sale. He never missed, and he always delivered on what he promised.
That's why the clients loved and trusted him, and so did his people.
In every encounter, his managers learned something new, because Rob
was always teaching. But he was also building them into the kind of
men and women that succeed. Over and over again he was our Vice
President of the Year, but he was also chosen as a presenter for every
event the company sponsored. He is a trainer of trainers and you
couldn't be a seller in Salem without sitting under Rob's teaching and
emulating the principles and practices that he laid out. Yet he was
always a team player and a team builder. Hardly a day goes by that we
don't hear someone in the company ask, "How would Rob have done
it?, or "What would Rob say about that?"
I am richer for the experience of knowing Rob, and I will forever
stand on his shoulders. I could not recommend anyone more highly, and
if I needed help to improve performance and increase revenue, Rob is
the first person I would call.
Joe D. Davis, Senior Advisor to the CEO
(former President Salem Radio)
I have had the pleasure of working with Rob Adair for almost four years and have been most impressed with the quality of his ideas and follow through. Rob is a man of principle, characterized by a pursuit of excellence. Rob is motivated to see his clients succeed and approaches every opportunity with unprecedented work ethic. I can recommend Rob to any organization without reservation. He will be an asset to your team, a catalyst in the discussion of ideas, and will be a compliment to your institution as a whole.
Maurice "Buddy" Shoe, President
In my 30+ years in the broadcast industry, I have met few people like Rob Adair. Rob combine three
important traits that make him a valuable advisor to those in our industry. Rob has vast experience,
exceptional communication skills and tremendous integrity.
By just looking at his background, it is clear that Rob has experience. He has worn many different hats
at broadcast groups. He has seen it all, in many different markets and environments. This experience
would not be valuable, except for his exceptional ability to communicate his knowledge. His skill at
relaying his knowledge, and be a positive motivational force in tremendous.
None of these skills would be important without trust. Rob possesses integrity that is rare in our
industry today. He does what he says he will do so, because it is the right thing to do. I cannot stress
how much I value this trait, and that Rob possesses it.
I truly believe that Rob will be a positive force in helping a broadcast firm move forward.
If you have any questions about Rob, please do not hesitate to contact
me at 410-956-0363 or at csislen@ResearchDirectorInc.com.
Charlie Sislen - President
"I worked with Rob while serving as President/COO of Salem Communications. He exemplifies the three irreplaceable attributes of the successful executive: character, capacity and intelligence. He is a person who can be trusted. His capacity for embracing new challenges is limitless, and he offers a lifetime of accumulated wisdom in broadcasting. He never disappoints; he always delivers."
Eric Halvorson, Former President
It has been my pleasure to know Rob Adair for many years now and I count it a privilege to have made this relationship one that is dynamic and constantly growing. I have seen him handle all types of business transactions over these many years and I can say without a doubt he does so professionally and with concern for the client as his utmost responsibility.
We are all sales people whether we know it or not but I can say that Rob does his best to make sure he enters into an arrangement with an attitude that is a "Win" for all concerned. He's a person we all would like to have on our team.
Larry Payton, President
On teaching skills: Most efforts at sales training fail. They focus on just a fraction of the sales process, and don't prepare sellers for the real world. Rob is different. Rob focuses on the responsibilities of selling, not just the process. He eliminates the mental clutter that wastes sellers' time, and teaches reliable, methodical systems so that sellers' efforts will be more effective and productive. He knows what separates star performers from all the rest, and there's no one better at developing great sellers than Rob.
On management skills: Rob has a history of taking under-performing properties to the next levels of value, and he has a proven track record of helping properties that are already good to be immensely profitable. Rob is relentlessly focused on accountability, action, and forward momentum. He promotes teamwork, addresses the real issues, and gets things done. Rob understands the tactical issues of product-building, sticks tenaciously to strategic goals, and when his properties achieve ratings success, he excels at
monetizing great ratings.
Ted Ruscitti, President
"Rob Adair is one of those rare individuals who has what I call the gift of "clarity". What others see as a fog infused problem-path, Rob sees as well lit solution super highway."
Wes Lane, President
The Burbridge Foundation
"Rob is a results-oriented manager who consistently delivers. Under his supervision, his markets routinely outperformed the industry. Rob is extremely knowledgeable and provides solid leadership."
Evan Masyr, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Rob Adair is an exceptional person on a number of levels. Professionally, he's one of the most focused, creative and resourceful individuals I've ever worked with. Rob leads with a steady hand and a laser-focused eye on what is required to reach the goal. On numerous occasions I observed Rob lead his team to achieve unprecedented and record results. And when the goal was reached, Rob always stepped aside to give credit to his team. If you're looking for accountability, high integrity, results and class, I strongly recommend Rob Adair.
Peter W. Thomson, President
"I have known Rob Adair for over 13 years. Rob is an extremely talented broadcast manager and trainer, with extensive background in broadcast sales management, creating effective advertising campaigns from beginnings to successful endings."
John L. Peroyea, Regional Vice President
"Rob Adair gets winning. His ability to identify the challenges, focus on the solutions, be realistic about the obstacles, and his resolve to reach the goals are unparalleled in the media
Chuck Finney, President