Bob Novello is the President of Fastrack Training, Inc. where he designs, develops and conducts professional development classes, and provides consulting and facilitation services. Bob is also the Executive Director of the Williamson County Institute for Excellence in Nonprofits, Inc., a pro-bono organization dedicated to helping nonprofits learn and apply principles of excellence. He retired from the University of Texas in March 2010 where he was the Director of The University of Texas at Austin Professional Development Center from its inception in 1998.
Formal education includes a BS in Physics from St. Joseph’s University (Philadelphia), graduate studies in Mathematics at Ohio State University, and MBA studies at the University of Dallas.
During his 16-year career with UT, Bob developed and conducted professional development training classes; developed and conducted Baldrige classes for the UT Center for Performance Excellence (UTCPE); and developed and conducted safety classes for the Texas Mine Safety and Health Program. As Director of the PDC for over 10 years, he managed managers, developed and implemented strategic plans, and controlled a $3M budget.
During his 23-year career with Sun Oil Company, Bob’s varied positions have given him the opportunity to manage technical teams; manage a marketing function; manage projects; manage a systems development group; and conduct management, leadership, and project management training.
Training experience includes developing and/or conducting people management, project management, time management, performance counseling, continuous improvement, process mapping, problem-solving, strategic planning, effective presentations, train-the-trainer, teamwork, and safety seminars. His knowledge and understanding of project management and business processes makes Bob’s business consulting and facilitation services quite popular with training clients.
Baldrige experience includes serving on the UTCPE Examiner Team, the UTCPE Panel of Judges, and the UTCPE Advisory Board; and serving on the Quality Texas Examiner Team.
Bob currently serves on the Boards of the Boys and Girls Club of Georgetown and the Boys & Girls Club of Central Texas.