Robert J. Simpson, President/CEO
In 2009, after over 25 years in advertising and sales, Rob Simpson launched Waverider Communications. Rob began his career selling restaurant supplies but quickly realized his true calling was advertising which landed him at Southern New England Telephone where, as a Yellow Pages Account Executive he twice earned recognition as a member of the President’s Honor Club for being the top salesperson in his division. Next it was on to television with stops at three stations in the Hartford Market before moving to Boston to take a position at WSBK-TV, followed by seven years at Comcast.
Throughout his career Rob has consistently been at the top in sales production and has taken the approach of being an advertising professional who is in sales rather than simply a salesperson. This approach has allowed Rob to write and conceptualize commercial campaigns for clients as part of his process. Through the years Rob has worked with many talented producers, editors and artists with whom he has now formed the Waverider team. His philosophy and team are the foundation upon which Waverider Communications has been built.
In addition to sales, Rob has conducted training seminars, specialized in media research, created and executed successful promotions and events, worked on television productions and has even done voice-overs (be sure to ask for a demonstration).
Our name comes from Rob’s other passion – waveriding. Rob is as happy in a business suit helping a client as he is in a wetsuit riding a wave.