Industry Veteran, Bob Solomon Joins ServiceChannel as President

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ServiceChannel adds experienced e-sourcing, e-procurement, retail and food industry veteran, former Ariba expert.

Bob Solomon, ServiceChannel’s new president

Bob Solomon, ServiceChannel’s new president

Bob will be instrumental in helping us take ServiceChannel to the next level.

ServiceChannel, the market leader in facilities management/contractor collaboration, is pleased to announce the appointment of Bob Solomon as its new president. Mr. Solomon is accountable for the company’s operations, commercial, and client services activities. He will report to ServiceChannel’s founder and CEO, Steven Gottfried.

"Bob will be instrumental in helping us take ServiceChannel to the next level," said Steven. "Bob’s industry expertise and stellar track record of growing global collaborative commerce networks, makes him the perfect choice for president.”

Prior to joining ServiceChannel, Bob founded Software Platform Consulting, Inc., a strategy consulting firm for business-to-business software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies. Prior to that Bob was Senior Vice President, Network and Financial Solutions for Ariba, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARBA). Reporting to Ariba’s CEO, Bob was responsible for the Ariba Network, Ariba’s cloud platform for connecting Global 2000 customers to their supply bases. Bob’s management team was successful in making the Ariba Network a centerpiece of Ariba’s business.

Before his 10 years with Ariba, Bob spent 14 years working in the food industry supply chain. As Senior Vice President, Corporate Services at Silliker Laboratories Group, Inc., Bob helped Silliker grow into the world’s leading food testing and consulting network through double-digit organic growth and a series of acquisitions. At Silliker, Bob had responsibility for sales, marketing, IT, and HR. Bob also served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Food Ingredients Division of The NutraSweet Company, a division of Monsanto. Bob began his career in the Chicago office of the The Boston Consulting Group, as an Associate Consultant.

Bob serves as Lead Director of Ariel Investments, on the boards of Hubwoo SA (NYSE Euronext: HBW) and Eved, LLC., and has served on the Boards of Silliker Laboratories Group, Inc. and The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools.

Bob received his AB in Economics from Princeton University, Summa Cum Laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar (top 10% of class).

About ServiceChannel
ServiceChannel provides facility managers with a single technology platform to source, procure, manage and pay for facility maintenance services from their own network of contractors. By providing a real time, web-based view of service data across all trades, locations and contractors, facility managers drive significant ROI for their organizations without relinquishing control to outsourcers or investing in new infrastructure. More than 25,000 contractors use ServiceChannel every day at over 80,000 locations in over 24 countries. For more information, please visit


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