Episode 8

full
Published on:

1st Jun 2021

Betting on the People with Bob Eisiminger, Entrepreneur, CEO, and Investor

Bob Eisiminger founded Knight Point Systems, an IT service provider to U.S. government agencies, in 2005, after graduating from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, a stint in the United States Army as an officer and a turn at a Fortune 500 company as a corporate executive. In the Army, Bob learned how to lead people. By the time he sold Knight Point 15 years later, for $250 million dollars, he had about 500 employees invested in the Knight Point culture and embedded in various U.S. Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security projects, often at the highest clearance levels.

Since the acquisition of Knight Point, Bob spends his time giving back to the entrepreneurial community. He serves on the Board of Experts for The Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program, an educational program for owners of growing companies. He also serves on the Board for Patriapps Software Venture Studio, diversitypop, EXB solutions, Inc, Reservoire Health, SignId, Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund, and serves as a co-chair for the Veterans and Military Business Council for the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce. 

Highlights of this episode:

  • Leadership skills learned from West Point
  • Investing in employees through training
  • The importance of finding employees with ‘grit’
  • Lessons learned from the Knight Point Systems acquisition
  • Paying it forward through mentorship and sharing knowledge
Show artwork for The NoVA Business Podcast

About the Podcast

The NoVA Business Podcast
A series of interviews with Northern Virginia's most influential business leaders.
The NoVA Business podcast is a stream of interviews with NoVA's leading entrepreneurs, business owners, and executives.

Northern Virginia is America’s best-known secret. With Ranking #1 in the nation for workforce and education and #3 for business friendliness, NoVA is a hotspot for the world’s top talent and entrepreneurs. There's no question why companies like Amazon and Capital One call NoVA home for their headquarters.

On this podcast, we will share the inspiring stories of leaders who are shaping the community around us. Listen to the challenges they have overcome, the lessons learned, and the vision they have moving forward. Get ready for a series of epic conversations!

The NoVA Business Podcast is sponsored by The Business Benefits Group.

About your hosts

Jessica Du Bois

Profile picture for Jessica Du Bois
Jessica Du Bois is a consultant and advisor for employee benefits, working with dozens of companies in the D.C. region. Creating The NoVA Business Podcast became one of Jessica's goals after working with many of the incredible business leaders in Northern Virginia.

The podcast is a collection of stories that tell us the trials and successes that have formed the community around us. No gimmicks. No paid interviews. Just real-life storytelling of the friends and leaders that inspire you.

When Jessica isn't interviewing for the podcast or advising on benefits, you can find her coaching boxing classes or training for her next half marathon.

Derek Winn

Profile picture for Derek Winn
As a corporate health care strategist, Derek has had the unique opportunity to partner with hundreds of leading and admired businesses across Northern Virginia. Given his role, he has been able to witness and support businesses during the best of times as well as the worst of times.

These stories are the fuel for the Northern Virginia Business Podcast - the only podcast focused exclusively on the founders, leaders, and heroes in our own backyard of Northern Virginia.

These stories are intended to captivate and inspire those who continue to shape the landscape of Northern Virginia.

While he spends the majority of his time working in Fairfax, he has the most fun at home in Warrenton with his family.