Robert CoolidgeFreddie Laker
President & CEO
Robert Coolidge was appointed President & CEO of Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc. in 2012. He has been instrumental in guiding the company to become one of the largest, most diversified 3PL and 4PL providers in the country.
Robert previously was president of Vance Baldwin Electronics, which was acquired by Encompass in 2007. During his tenure at Vance Baldwin, Robert helped grow the company, which was founded by his grandfather in 1953, from a local electronics parts distributor of $3 million in 1990 to a national distributor supplying original parts for consumer electronics, computer, printer and appliance parts worldwide with revenues exceeding $50 million in 2007.
Throughout his career, Robert has been responsible for national sales, vendor relations and IT management and development, as well as integration management. He has been instrumental in business development efforts with national retailers, as well as forging strong relationships with a number of leading manufacturers.
Robert started out as the IT Manager & Systems Administrator for Vance Baldwin responsible for the installation, development and enhancement of the company's inventory control system and EDI integration to national clients and vendors.
He graduated from Western Carolina University in 1990 with a B.S. in Business Administration with an extensive concentration in marketing and computer science.