Rob Simmons - CEO, Scotwork Israel
Rob is CEO of
Scotwork Israel. He is an experienced negotiator, adviser, business
developer and presenter. He spent over 16 years working in the City
of London, training in the world's then largest mutlinational
commercial law firm before becoming co-owner of a Top 100 London
Rob's career has enabled him to advise corporates and public
sector institutions across the financial spectrum. On the one hand,
he has negotiated high-profile, multi-billion dollar
transactions, including on the private equity takeover of a FTSE100
company and a failed bank during the global financial crisis.
Yet he has also served clients in the charitable and the
public sectors, including a global auction house and Members of the
UK Parliament. He has advised clients across industries ranging
from oil & gas, utilities, pharmaceutical, financial services
and a national postal operator. His clients commended him for being
"first class", a "bright cookie" and as having a "breath-taking
Negotiation has always been a key part of Rob's working life,
with an ability to adapt his style to the circumstances. Clients
have commended him for "engaging articulately during
negotiations with third parties", whilst also being
"particularly good when a tenacious approach is required".
A fearless, yet agile, negotiator.
He is an accomplished presenter, having spent many years
speaking at conferences, running workshops for his clients and was
invited to speak on BBC radio. He was attracted to Scotwork having
previously created and delivered a negotiation skills training
program for his clients, recognising that even the most seasoned
negotiators can still “upskill” when facing sophisticated
Having moved to Israel in 2014, Rob worked with a legal software
start-up as VP Business Development. He brought the Scotwork
franchise to Israel in 2015 and is CEO of Scotwork Israel.