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, losing in the general election to the six-term incumbent.
Rob is a very active person who goes hunting a lot. Also, Rob is a proud and active father in the lives of his three sons, ages 21, 17, and 14. He and Allison, his wife of 24 years, spend time with various community and non-profit causes, including youth sports where Rob has coached more than 20 teams.