As Chief Operating Officer of OceanGate Inc., Bob Shuman is responsible for ensuring operational excellence and positioning the company for future growth. He oversees strategic prioritization, resource alignment, and measurement and accountability across the company. He reports to OceanGate’s CEO, Stockton Rush.
In the last 15 years, Mr. Shuman has served as CEO, COO, EVP and VP in satellite communications, cloud-based products, Smart Antennas, Online Education, and VoIP companies. Prior to OceanGate, Shuman served as the VP of Business Development at Kymeta Corporation in Redmond, WA where he led the pursuit of external business partnerships and business relationships in an effort to maximize growth in the satellite marketplace. In addition to the satellite industry, Bob has managed strategic account relationships of both public and private organizations such as Verizon, GTE, Alltel, Ameritech, Global Crossing, Washington State, Holland America Cruise Lines, the FBI, U.S. Navy, Veteran’s Administration, and the Department of State among many others.
Bob has a proven track record in building teams that design, deliver and service products for global organizations. He has experience in business development, account, product, and project management, operations, R&D, marketing, and customer support.
Bob has been awarded a patent for an Indoor Distributed Microcell. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University and a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.