Mr. Rob Popkey serves on AKG’s BoD as its Executive Chairman. As Executive Chairman, Popkey works closely with AKG’s CEO Ayal Sharvit to oversee the strategic direction and its leadership to drive day to day operations of the business.
Prior to AKG, he was co-Founder and CEO of Buffalo Group, a leading specialty automotive wholesale supplier. As CEO, Popkey played an integral part in developing the company strategy and building the right team to execute the plan. One of Popkey’s strongest attributes as a leader is his ability to motivate the team to excel at and thrive accomplishing their roles and responsibilities.
Prior to Buffalo Group, Popkey spent 18 years in management consulting performing turnarounds for the small to medium size businesses. This experience allowed him the opportunity to immerse into the inner workings of hundreds of struggling businesses and build road maps to success. Furthermore, this role provided Popkey the opportunity to understand the common reasons why companies fail and learn best practices from over 500 businesses.
Popkey graduated with an Honors Bachelor of Commerce Degree with a specialization in Marketing from the University of Guelph in Canada where he also played football as the starting running back over his four years.
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