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ROBERT W. KLOCKARS
President & CEO
The Vasa Group, Inc.
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Robert W. Klockars is President of The Vasa Group, Inc., a
consulting firm to the financial services industry.
Bob is a Swedish-American and a native of Glen Ellyn, Illinois. He
is a Graduate of McPherson College, McPherson, Kansas and the Graduate
School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also
holds a Master of Science Degree (MS) in business administration from
the University of Wisconsin-Madison with an emphasis on management,
organizational structure and organizational behavior.
Bob began his banking career with the Home State Bank, McPherson,
Kansas and was also Executive Vice President and Director of the
Farmers State Bank, Lindsborg, Kansas. Bob was also Senior Vice
President of Financial Shares Corporation, Chicago, Illinois, a
multi-faceted bank consulting firm and an officer of Clayton Brown &
Associates, Chicago, Illinois an investment banking firm. Most
recently, Bob was Vice President of the Graduate School of Banking at
the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Director of the Herbert V.
Prochnow Educational Foundation. He also served as one of twenty-one
banking advisors for the American Bankers Association appearing on
television, radio and newspapers as an official spokesperson for the
ABA. He recently co-authored a publication titled “Strategic Planning
Policy Manual: Compliance Guide”.
Bob works with community banks, state and national banker
associations and other financial service organizations in the areas of
strategic planning, management training, leadership development, sales
training and sales management programs. He serves as an advisor to
non-bank financial institutions and brokerage firms. He also serves as
a member of the Enterprise Forum Advisory Panel of the Enterprise
Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is a visiting
lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Graduate School of
Bob has over 25 years of experience in the financial services
industry in such diverse areas as lending, investments, management,
sales and marketing. Bob is married and has three daughters.