Bobby believes that everyone deserves an opportunity to succeed and is an unwavering champion for the underdog. He’s co-founder and CEO of Populus Group—one of the fastest-growing HR services companies in the United States with annual revenue of $500 million and many Fortune 100 customers. As one of thirteen children in a migrant family he learned the value of hard work, rising early and putting in long hours in the fields. After high school, boot camp became his ticket of opportunity. He serves on national community organization boards and is a regular speaker at corporations and service groups. He is a proud Army veteran. Bobby is most proud of his family—his wife Roslyn and their three children Santino, Griffith, and Sofia live in Portland, Oregon.
About the Book
Why it is important to inspire the community?
Everybody deserves the opportunity to succeed. As leaders, it’s our responsibility to pay it forward and help open doors for people on the other side of the opportunity divide – our community. When you do that, you’re inspiring people and empowering them to pursue their dreams. Think of yourself – when you feel seen, you feel empowered. When people in the community feel seen, they feel empowered.
To help the community, be a mentor. If you’re in a leadership position, make time to give back and mentor others. Look at what you can do to improve diverse representation – seeing a successful leader that looks like you is inspiring. You’re an advocate for your community to have a greater voice in less diverse spaces.
The ripple effect of inspiration and empowerment spreads.