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Robert Y. Cornilles
Founder and President


Rob has been invited into more front offices than any person in sports. Favored with a substantial network of clients in leagues, industry associations, and athletic departments, Rob's experience seeing best – and worst – practices in the sports field is second to none. Rob and his company have advised and trained more than 30,000 sports executives since launching Game Face in 1995, and have been the driving force behind the placement of 500 individuals into full-time sports jobs around the industry. Game Face’s Executive Academy became a training and placement model which many private and public institutions have tried to emulate.

A frequent speaker at international sports seminars and conferences, Rob has been a favorite presenter for meetings of various leagues and industry associations. He also takes advantage of opportunities to speak on college campuses, such as Purdue, University of Texas, Arizona State, the University of Oregon, University of Utah and Ohio University, sharing his perspective with future industry executives. His views have been shared on radio shows and quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, ESPN.com, Street and Smith's SportsBusiness Journal, and more.

A graduate of Brigham Young University, Rob sits on several boards, including:

  • Stanford-based National Advisory Board of Positive Coaching Alliance
  • Special Olympics of Oregon
  • Umpqua Bank Regional Division
  • Oregon League of Minority Voters
  • Japan-America Society of Oregon
In 2010, Rob ran for US Congress in Oregon’s First District, which comprises the Portland Metropolitan region. Though he beat three other candidates in his party’s primary, he eventually lost in the general election to the six-term incumbent. Then, in 2011, following the sudden resignation of the congressman, Rob again was his party’s nominee to run in a special election held in January 2012. After a hard-fought and unprecedented campaign that drew national attention, Rob was unable to reverse a 38-year drought of his party in Portland and lost the special election to a sitting state senator.

Rob and his wife Allison have been married for 26 years and are the parents of three sons, ages 22, 19, and 16. They volunteer in a variety of community and non-profit causes.