With more than 30 years in leading learning & talent functions in large scale enterprises, Rob Lauber brings unique perspective and insights into today’s challenges in workforce development, learning and education technologies, business growth and performance outcomes.
From 2014 to 2020, Rob Lauber was the Senior Vice President and Global Chief Learning Officer for McDonald’s Corporation. Rob had responsibility for the overall learning and talent development strategy and execution across all 37,000 restaurants around the world.
Prior to his current role, Rob was the Vice President, Yum! University at Yum! Brands. In this role, he was responsible for leading the direction and strategy for Yum! University and its programs as well as providing learning leadership and strategy globally across the Yum! system.
Previous to his role at Yum! Brands, Rob was the Executive Director of Learning Services at Cingular Wireless in Atlanta, GA. He has also held learning leadership roles at Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers), and Dun & Bradstreet.
Rob Lauber has been recognized multiple times by CLO Magazine for his work on achieving business impact, leading business change, learning technologies and global learning. He has also led teams recognized in the Top 50 of Training Magazine’s rankings across multiple years. He is frequently a participant in panel discussions, webinars, and learning profession related articles across the globe. He was most recently recognized as the 2013 CLO of the Year by Chief Learning Officer Magazine.
Rob was a member of the Board of Directors from 2005 and the 2010 Chair of the Board of ATD (Association for Talent Development) Board of Directors. In addition, he is a past board of directors’ member for Leadership Kentucky and chaired the Program Operating Committee for Kentuckiana Works, the metro-Louisville Workforce Development entity.
Rob Lauber holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Scranton as well as an M.S. in Human Resources Development from Rochester Institute of Technology.
He is currently the Founder of XLO Global LLC – a consultancy and advisory business designed to drive strategic value for business and workforce development efforts.
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