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Bob Elfanbaum is a co-founder and General Manager of Asynchrony, which Schafer acquired in August of 2010. Prior to the acquisition, Bob was CEO of Asynchrony and led the overall management of the company, which has been ranked as one of the top ten fastest growing, privately-held companies in St. Louis (2004 – 2006); one of the Top 50 companies in the St. Louis region (2005 and 2006); a member of the Inc. 500 (2005 – 2006) as one of the fastest growing companies in the country; and winner of the Inner City 100 Award (2005) as the 38th fastest growing company in the United States headquartered in an inner city.
Bob is a CPA with 24 years of broad-based experience in management, sales, accounting, financial analysis, technology and operations. He spent eight years at Price Waterhouse managing relationships for middle-market companies, including taking two clients through the IPO process.
In addition, as Chief Financial Officer of Virbac Corporation (NASDAQ: VBAC), a public animal health company, Bob managed the financial operations of the company, including successfully completing three acquisitions, synergistically merging operating units and successfully implementing a recapitalization of the company to facilitate future growth, resulting in a 300%+ increase in stock price. Bob continues to offer advisory services to local organizations, and currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Saint Louis University Center for Supply Chain Management Studies, of which Asynchrony is a member organization.
As General Manager of Asynchrony, Bob continues to oversee all division operations, as well as directly leads the business development group. In this role, he is responsible for not only growing and sustaining the divisions’ current initiatives to provide the US Department of Defense, other public sector organizations, and Fortune 1000 companies with the most innovative technology solutions, but also establishing strategic initiatives to offer additional services and products in new market segments.