Bob Rule co-founded B+R Partners in 1999 after 30+ years in human resource management, in both the corporate and recruiting services sectors. During his truly extraordinary career, he has founded two other major firms in the executive search and staffing industry. In 1990, he founded Baker Street Group, which was recognized twice by the Houston 100 as one of the city’s fastest growing companies. After tremendous internal growth and an acquisition program that integrated five competing staffing firms, it merged with a nationally based, publicly traded firm in 1997, at which time Bob directed a $125 Million region in the central and western United States.
Mr. Rule also founded W. Robert Michaels & Company in 1980, a retained executive search firm specializing in the oil and gas, financial services, and engineering/ construction contracting sectors, which was subsequently sold in 1987. Bob then accepted the challenge as Sr. Vice President for the SW region of a national staffing firm where he drove revenues to exceed $30 million.
Bob earned his undergraduate degree from Rice University, and began his professional career with Tenneco and Transco Energy Company. He is a past President of the Texas Association of Staffing, a former Trustee at Houston Baptist University, and is the published author of “The Hunt for Green Octobers, a Practical Guide for the Job Seeker and Committed Careerist.”