CFO, Heifer International
Bob Bloom is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Heifer International. Heifer’s mission is to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth. Formed in 1944, today Heifer works in over 30 countries around the world bringing sustainable agriculture to areas with a long history of poverty. Heifer’s focus on sustainable agriculture (principally through livestock) is complemented with a strong emphasis on social capital development. As Chief Financial Officer, Bloom oversees all financial, treasury, technology and human resources activities.
Since joining Heifer, Bloom has led an effort to build global systems to support the organization’s strategy of scaling up impact and diversifying revenue sources.
Bloom has also actively visited country program offices throughout the world meeting small holder farmers in the communities where Heifer works and developing public/private partnership opportunities.
Prior to joining Heifer, Bloom served as Chief Financial Officer at several companies including Vestcom International, Acxiom Corp. and Wilson Sporting Goods Co. Bloom is a certified public accountant and holds a degree in accounting from the University of Illinois.