Bob Whalen

Bob Whalen

Bob Whalen is the President and CEO of HB Global, LLC. Headquartered in Harrisburg, PA. HB Global was established in 2017, stemming from the 100+ year-old HB McClure Company. Bob purchased HB McClure in 2008, serving as the first non-family CEO. He began pursuing a long-term acquisition growth strategy and three years later he convinced the board of directors to allow him to sell the company to the employees. HB Global is now the ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) holding company that provides direction and support for nine leading mechanical, electrical, and plumbing contracting companies that operate in 12 states and the Virgin Islands. Bob’s personal mission is to change lives through employee ownership. He believes it empowers every employee and gives them a stake in the wealth that is created by the entire team through organic growth and acquisitions. His employee-centric vision has created a strong organizational culture propelling HB Global’s year-after-year success that many believe will prevail beyond his lifetime. Bob earned his BS in Agricultural Economics and MBA from Cornell University, and he holds an MS in Finance from the University of Notre Dame. He serves on the board of directors at the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Hospital and Morefield Communications and encourages his employee owners to also serve and support the local communities in which they live. Bob is married to his high-school sweetheart, Mandy, and they have four adult children.