Bob Struble, iBiquity’s President and CEO, is a recognized leader in the digital transformation of AM and FM radio. Since 1996, Bob has had overall responsibility for the company's commercialization of HD Radio™ technology, the first dramatic change to radio broadcasting since the introduction of FM.
Bob founded iBiquity (then known as USA Digital Radio) in 1998, spinning the company out from parent CBS and gaining financial backing from the nation's largest radio broadcasters. During his tenure, he has built iBiquity's assets through merger and acquisitions, assembled iBiquity's world-class technical and management teams, supervised the successful development and commercialization of HD Radio products, obtained approval for the technology from the Federal Communications Commission and secured the support of the investment community, raising over $300 million to date. Among other accolades, Bob was named the 2005 Maryland Entrepreneur of The Year by Ernst & Young.
Prior to heading up iBiquity, Bob was President of Westinghouse Communications and Westinghouse Wireless Solutions Company, two business units of CBS focused on digital product technology development and commercialization. Previously, Bob gained experience in strategy development, mergers and acquisition, design engineering, marketing, and new business development at McKinsey & Company, M.A. Hanna and Solvay. While at McKinsey, he consulted to Fortune 100 companies on setting up and spinning out entrepreneurial ventures.
Bob serves on the Consumer Electronics Association Executive Board, and he is a past member of the Electronics Industry Association Board of Governors. He is past Chairman of the MD Tech Division of the Maryland Tech Council.
Bob is quoted frequently on radio's digital transition, and his views have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Business Week, Time and major industry publications. He has appeared on CNN, Fox News, CNBC, Nightly Business Report, CSPAN and numerous local radio and TV broadcasts.
Bob earned his Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering from MIT where he was elected into the Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi engineering honor societies, and an MBA from Harvard, where he graduated with high distinction as a Baker Scholar.