Bob Faught is President of RKF International a corporate distribution and advisory company. He currently sits on the board of Kansas City-based SmartHome Ventures, a private equity-backed company that he founded that has developed a worldwide platform for IoT (Internet of things) products. He is also a Board Advisor for TROC, a Miami-based company focused on the sales, marketing, and merchandising of consumer products within the retail environment for cable, broadband, wireless, and home security products. He is a member of the ToughBuilt Board of Directors, a public corporation based in Lake Forest, Ca. selling construction and communication products and accessories to retailers, military, and international partners. He was previously a board member of Stratus Silver Lining, Inc a private equity-backed company that sold to Erickson in July of 2020.
From 2003-2013, Mr. Faught was the Senior Vice President of Consumer Channels for Philadelphia based Comcast. He created an industry-leading organization of retail, digital marketing and retail “store within a store’s” through a series of acquisitions and innovative solutions selling and marketing cable, broadband, telephone, wireless and home security, which resulted in a $4.5BB division. He negotiated the industry’s first extensive retail contracts, generating distribution in over 10,000 retail stores nationwide. He represented the cable industry as the Chairman of the Consumer/Retail Committee for CTAM the cable industries Washington DC based public interest firm.
From 2001-2003, Bob was the President and CEO of Atlanta-based Enrev Power Solutions. He was recruited by the Board to grow revenues and position the firm for a favorable IPO. He built, trained, and led a high-performance cross-functional management team of Sales, Marketing, Finance and R&D, and IT personnel.
In 1998, Bob was recruited by the Chairman of Philips Electronics to be the President of the Americas Region. He was brought in to lead a turnaround and assume accountability for North and South America. He increased distribution and sales of several lines of consumer electronic products, which lead to a $3.0BB joint venture with Lucent Technologies. In addition, Mr. Faught directed a team of 25 Senior Managers and 12,000 employees, oversaw the manufacturing of products in Guadalajara, Mexico, and traveled extensively to Paris to source European goods and expand the product portfolio. He also sat on Tom Wheeler’s (FCC Chairman) CTIA board in Washington.
Prior to 1998, Mr. Faught worked in Los Angeles for L.A. Cellular and in Atlanta for Bell South Cellular, where he managed Consumer sales and marketing. Prior experiences also include leading Atari and Activision in senior Sales and Marketing roles.
Mr. Faught has a BA degree in Communication from John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio