Robert G. Rose, PhD
Bob’s Legacy, A Message from Robyn Porterfield
To all of the friends and clients of Rose + Porterfield,
I am so very broken hearted by the death of my partner and best friend, Bob Rose. It was entirely unexpected, and Bob had so much left to do and give.
In 1977, Bob left his life as an academic in Puerto Rico for the consulting world. He struggled at first. Those of you who knew him know the suit and tie corporate persona did not come naturally to him. But as a consultant, he was second to none. Comfortable in his own skin, always confident, always authentic, he was the consummate gentleman. He adored his family, was a faithful friend, and always tried to be a better man. I fell in love with him as a person the moment we met.
For those of you who knew him well, you knew his sense of humor and wit defined his personality. If you were a good person with intelligence and a healthy sense of humor, Bob wanted to be around you. He wrote poetry, taught self-defense, volunteered with abused women and children, and counseled out of work executives for free. He loved the people he loved without boundaries. He often told people of his family—only half-joking—” if we love you, we will be like gum on your shoe, just try to scrape us off”. Luckily for me, his wonderful family adopted me over two decades ago and without him my life would have been lonelier, far less colorful, and not nearly as much fun.
Bob will always be the best part of Rose + Porterfield, and he will always be with me as I move forward as partner to our clients and steward of the practice we built together over the last 22 years. Like Bob, I am committed to helping clients reach their goals with authenticity, integrity, and proven practices. He lives on in the way I do business and live my life.