For more than three decades, Bob Roitblat has innovated, nurtured, developed and sold more than a dozen businesses. He knows first-hand what it takes to excel throughout each phase of a business’ life cycle. As the CEO of Mainsail Consulting Group, he uses his experience as a competitive sailor to draw parallels between building and leading a winning yacht racing team and building and leading a winning business. He helps business owners and managers develop business skills that are effective whether the seas are calm or storms are raging. “Yacht racing,” he says, “is the perfect metaphor for business success. Businesses, like race boats, require leadership, teamwork and rapid decision-making to be successful. Miles from land, you have only those resources you brought with you and your knowledge of the environment and your competition to eke out as much advantage as you can in a dynamic environment.” Bob Roitblat is a sought-after consultant and speaker with expertise across a range of industries.