NEWLY-CREATED POSITION ESTABLISHED FOR TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADER
Benjamin Robinson, who has served in senior executive leadership roles across some of the nation’s most prominent institutions over the past 25 years, has been named to the newly created position of Chief Administrative Officer for Taylor. Robinson, who is based in Charlotte, NC, will assume the full-time role following a 12-month consulting assignment with Taylor that included his analysis of enterprise-wide initiatives in the areas of finance, operations, supply chain, business development and Human Resources.
In his distinguished career, Robinson is recognized for his experience in strategy and execution, but he is known best for his expertise in leading people. In his various roles, Robinson has led complex global organizations throughout the US and abroad, always exceeding expectations.
As Taylor’s first Chief Administrative Officer, Robinson will be responsible for oversight of critical operational and strategic functions including performance management, process improvement, risk management, compliance, corporate social responsibility, ethics, talent acquisition and retention, supply chain of agency strategic partners and vendors, as well as a leadership role in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
“Taylor’s core competency of creative problem solving and innovation along with the firm’s commitment to social justice, align with my capability and value as a servant leader,” said Robinson. “Taylor has a demonstrated commitment to making a difference in business and in society. I look forward to joining the team at such a transformative time for our country.”
“When I first began collaborating with Benjamin during his tenure with Mastercard more than 20 years ago, I knew that he was a cut above the rest within an organization known for its global thought leaders and innovators,” said Tony Signore, Taylor’s Chief Executive Officer & Managing Partner. “And every year since then, with each and every executive position Benjamin held, I watched with great respect and admiration as he helped pave the way for his colleagues to be exceptional, both personally and professionally. Written words alone can’t possibly begin to describe how pleased and proud I am that Benjamin has joined the Taylor Family.”
Previously, Robinson was senior vice president, Chief Administration Officer for Prudential Annuities responsible for Strategy & Business Development, Innovation, Diversity, Change Management, and Ethics, among other responsibilities. Robinson currently serves as the College Chair of Johnson & Wales University, College of Business in Charlotte.
Robinson held several executive management positions at Bank of America where he oversaw the strategic business direction for several business units as well as supply chain management. He also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Mastercard Cardholder Solutions at Mastercard International, where he was responsible for the strategic management of the subsidiary. Earlier in his career, Robinson served as a member of the Federal Reserve Board, Consumer Advisory Council and as a Congressional Advisor to the United States House of Representatives, Committee on Banking, Finance, & Urban Affairs. He is currently a member of the Executive Leadership Council.
Robinson received his Bachelor of Arts from Bates College, where he was a Benjamin Mays Scholar and a member of The College Key. He holds a Master of Arts from Trinity College and a Doctor of Philosophy from the Union Graduate School. He also served as lieutenant, public affairs officer for the United States Navy Reserve for ten years.