Consulting Team

Skidmore Business Solutions speaks the language of small and medium size business owners who want to grow profitably with minimal stress serving both for-profit and non-profit organizations.  Look to us for strategic visioning & planning, improving your business processes and maximizing your profitability.  We provide interim management as well as guidance on e-commerce, digital marketing, fund raising, succession planning and more.

We mentor start-ups and coach top executives and help our clients develop good hiring practices and manage their personnel for productivity and longevity.  We can also help you develop your web presence and digital marketing strategy.  Look to us for nonprofit organization management and board development as well.

Our mission is to support business owners and top executives to make informed management and marketing decisions leading to positive changes and profitable solutions.


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Robert Skidmore, Founder and President

Cell (562) 413-1061,

Robert has extensive leadership experience as CEO / President of three corporations, two trade associations and as Executive Director for a non-profit agency.  He has a breadth of merger and acquisition experience including the merger of nine industrial companies and subsequent IPO on the NYSE.  His extensive strategic visioning and planning background serves him well as a valuable executive coach and mentor to top executives from a variety of businesses sectors.

  • 25 years of experience as business owner/entrepreneur
  • 5 years of experience as co-founder and president of publicly traded companies
  • 12 years of industry trade association leadership with two presidential terms
  • 15 years of experience as executive coach and business consultant
  • 15 years on nonprofit agency Boards of Directors and Executive Boards



Skidbiz gene rotundo photo1Gene Rotundo, Senior Associate

Cell (310) 779-2700

Gene Rotundo has over thirty years of experience as a business owner/entrepreneur and consultant and is adept at funding startups, managing, expanding and providing exit strategies that support the full circle of business ownership.  In Long Beach, California he is well-known as the owner of the highly successful Legends Restaurant and Sports Bar and thirteen year President of the Belmont Shore Business Association.

His broader background includes a twenty-one year career as a securities broker and includes mergers, acquisitions, bridge financing, auditing, operations, asset management and strategic planning for existing and start-up businesses.

His most recent ventures include modular housing in the Bakken Shale oil and gas fields, and retail operations in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has five years of experience working with licensing of retail/intellectual properties for Chuck Jones/Warner Bros., Disney and others.

“If you think it’s expensive to hire professionals wait until you find out what it cost to use amateurs”