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Longtime staffing M&A figure passes away

November 12 2013

Robert “Bob” Cohen, a longtime figure in the staffing industry mergers and acquisitions world, died Saturday. Cohen had worked in the staffing industry for 40 years.

Cohen founded R.A. Cohen Consulting in 1991 after 22 years as an owner/operator in the staffing industry.

“Bob’s honest warmth, sharp business acumen and strong personal integrity combined to make him a sought-after trusted advisor in the staffing industry,” said Peter Yessne, founder of Staffing Industry Analysts. “For two decades he was a good personal friend as well as a loyal and thoughtful business colleague. I know there are many in our industry whose lives and families have benefited very substantially from his advice and good services. I admired his perseverance to do good in spite of many medical complications.”


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