Meet the Speakers

Bob Westover

Senior Vice President and Vice Chair, Economic Incentives Practice Group
Colliers International

In his role at Colliers International in Chicago, Bob works across North America to negotiate and secure local and state economic credits and incentives for clients. Among his experience is guiding Fortune 1000 companies on location advisory projects including all facets of labor analytics, network optimization, and taxation profiles. Bob is a frequent presenter at conferences on national and economic trends, and the resultant impacts on corporate location decisions and taxation or economic incentive policies.

Prior to joining Colliers, Bob served as Senior Vice President at CresaPartners LLC. He joined Cresa in 2016 after spending over 11 years as Director of Economic Development with the State of Illinois Department of Commerce, where his primary responsibilities were in business development, vetting all in-bound economic incentive requests for the legitimacy of each business case, and determining the appropriate awards.

Prior to his time with the State of Illinois, Bob served as a Director of Corporate Development for Steris Corporation, where he led a team in the assessment of potential corporate acquisitions, closing several global deals with a market value of over $500 million.

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