Meet CEO, Bob Beaudine

Bob Beaudine is the President and CEO of Eastman & Beaudine and serves as the firm’s lead principal for all senior-level executive searches.

Under Bob’s leadership, Eastman & Beaudine blossomed into one of the nation’s leading executive search firm in professional/college sports and entertainment. The Wall Street Journal named Eastman & Beaudine the “top recruiting firm in college sports,” and Sports Illustrated named Bob the “top front-office matchmaker in sports” as well as the “most influential man in sports you’ve never heard of.” These accolades come as a result of Bob helping to shape the leadership teams of NBA, MLB, NFL, and NHL franchises and league offices, in addition to university athletic departments across the nation. Bob’s experience also extends to the PGA Tour, USTA, PBR, U.S. Olympics, NASCAR, UFC, and sports-related non-profits among others. Bob was named one of North America’s Top Executive Recruiters in The New Career Makers, and Eastman & Beaudine was honored as a member of the elite “Top 50” executive search firms by the industry’s Executive Recruiter News.

Bob is also the bestselling author of The Power of WHO! as well as The Power of WHO! Workbook, and 2 Chairs. Bob is a frequent speaker at universities, corporations, conventions, conferences, and workshops. He headlined the Texas Conference for Women as well as the Sports Business Journal Motorsports Marketing Forum, and has spoken at AIG, Exxon-Mobile, Nike, Advocare, Cessna, MSG Sports, La Madeleine, Sabre, Learfield, and dozens of other major corporations. Bob regularly speaks at the Division I-A Athletic Director Institute, NACDA, NACWAA, and the American Football Coaches Association, among many others. Furthermore, Bob has brought his WHOniversity program to over 20 colleges and universities across the country. He has appeared on The Today Show, Fox Business Network, Canada’s Business News Network, ABC Good Morning Texas, Fox Good Day, CBN News, and has appeared on CNBC as an expert on intercollegiate athletics.

Bob’s leadership also extends into the community. Bob is a former member of the Board of Directors of the two-time American League Champion Texas Rangers and is currently on the Advisory Board of Directors for the Positive Coaching Alliance, the College Football Assistance Fund, and the Cox School of Business at SMU, his alma mater. He is the former Chairman of the Doak Walker National Running Back Award and an alumnus of Leadership Dallas and Leadership Plano. Bob and his wife, Cheryl, have been married over three decades and have three grown daughters and three grandchildren.