Bob Hughes serves as chief customer and strategy officer of UKG. In his role, Bob is responsible for ensuring that every UKG decision contributes to long-lasting success for customers, as well as for developing, communicating, executing, and sustaining the company’s strategic plan, including mergers and acquisitions pursuits, strategic investments, and global expansion to benefit customers worldwide. Driven by a Partner for Life philosophy, Bob and his teams are committed to connecting, inspiring, and empowering customers — helping them to leverage the company’s continuous innovation, industry knowledge, and inspired U Krewers around the world to maximize their technology investment. Prior to UKG, Bob led the global services organization at Kronos. In his career, Bob has served as vice president of corporate development, leading a successful M&A team at Blackbaud, and was an investment banker in the global M&A group at Merrill Lynch. Bob also served as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy.