Bob Cockrell Bio

Bio: Bob Cockrell

Bob Cockrell is a business advisor.  His company is Lighthouse Business Advisors, LLC – “Guiding Your Journey To Success.” He coaches business owners to help them achieve their long-term goals and dreams: Growth, acquisition, better profitability and more enjoyment from running a business.

Typical client engagements focus on strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, family management issues, organizational development activities for privately held businesses, “CFO” services and turnarounds,.  He helps business owners to overcome the inertia that keeps them from starting, to get past the obstacles, to evaluate their options, to set the right course and “Make Things Happen, Today.”

Bob’s Experiences include:

  • VP, Finance and Administration, Workplace Resource, LLC. A Herman Miller furniture dealer
  • VP, CFO and Assistant COO, Western Press, Inc. (Commercial printer – web- & sheet-fed, digital printing, and direct mail)
  • VP, and Chief Financial Officer, The Wordhandlers, Inc. (Direct mail, fundraising and digital printing)
  • Chief Financial Officer, Young Printing Company (paperboard packaging printer)
  • VP, Finance, American Eclipse Corp. (cutting tool manufacturing)
  • Controller, Skillern Drugs. (155-store drug store chain, subsidiary of Zale Corp.)
  • Director of Accounting, Neiman-Marcus, Dallas, TX ($ 300 Million division of Carter-Hawley-Hale, Inc.)
  • Controller, Steak & Ale Restaurants, Dallas, TX (250-store restaurant chain, several concepts, subsidiary of Pillsbury Corp.)
  • Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis, Osco Drug, Inc. ($600 million retail division of Jewel Companies, Inc.)

Several of these companies were large publicly-traded companies.  Several were family-managed, privately-held businesses.

In addition, Bob has served hundreds of clients through five public accounting firms (over twelve years total) including Arthur Andersen & Co., Baird Kurtz & Dobson (BKD), RubinBrown LLP, Brown Smith Wallace, LLC, and of course, Robert R. Cockrell, CPA.