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Robert O'Brien

Robert O'Brien

Motorcoach Industry Executive I Commercial Transportation Leader I Operations & Business Development I Consultant

Greater Chicago Area

I have more than 30 years of experience in the motorcoach and commercial transportation industry. I have served as the CEO, COO and Senior VP for four organizations, advancing operations and business development initiatives in competitive markets. Over the course of my career, I’ve had extensive involvement across the gamut in charter, transit, contract transportation, corporate and government shuttles. Additionally, businesses have recruited me to launch new starts and facilitate turnarounds. As a leader, I can:

• Create and execute strategies to improve operational performance and achieve growth while maintaining top-of-the-line standards
• Develop and empower staff to deliver reliable, safe and customer-centric service
• Identify bottlenecks and areas of opportunity
• Secure relationships and cultivate accounts to drive sales
• Spearhead union relations and contract negotiations
• Offer in-depth knowledge of the motorcoach industry, transit agencies and FMCA regulations

My areas of expertise are Strategic Planning, Operations Management, Business Development, Competitive Analysis, Staffing, Performance Management, ISO 9000/9002, Capital Budgeting, Business Analysis, Complex Negotiation, Safety, Training, and Transportation and Logistics.


  • President / CEO (Time Lines, LLC)
  • Management Consultant (Self-employed)
  • Chief Operating Officer (Red Carpet Charters)
  • General Manager (Miller Transportation)


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