Executive Biography of Robert (Bob) Verbeck

Robert (Bob) Verbeck

Robert (Bob) Verbeck
Senior Vice President,
The Boeing Company

Bob Verbeck is senior vice president and controller for the newly formed Enterprise Operations, Finance and Strategy organization at Boeing, the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defense, space and security systems, and provider of global services.

In this role, Verbeck leads Financial Accounting and Government Accounting, which ensure timely, accurate financial information; develop effective internal controls; provide accounting policy guidance; and work with regulators to inform new accounting rules. He oversees the Finance Shared Services, Enterprise Rates and Overhead Management, Cost and Financial Structure Management, and Enterprise Capital Management teams, along with the Actuarial team, which supports the design of pension and retiree medical plans while ensuring their funding. Additionally, he leads the Compliance Risk Management Board in partnership with the Law Department to ensure enterprise-wide compliance.

Verbeck expanded his previous role as Boeing’s corporate controller and senior vice president of Finance, where he led the accounting function for the company, overseeing a team tasked with ensuring the company’s financial disclosures and regulatory compliance were timely, transparent and efficient.

Prior to his appointment as corporate controller in April 2014, Verbeck served as vice president and chief financial officer of Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS). Verbeck was responsible for all financial activities at BDS, including its three businesses – Boeing Military Aircraft, Network & Space Systems, and Global Services & Support – as well as an advanced technology development organization known as Phantom Works. He led an organization of more than 5,000 employees that included teams in financial planning and analysis, accounting, estimating, contracts and pricing, integrated scheduling, rate forecasting, procurement financial analysis, and business operations and earned value management compliance.

Verbeck joined the Finance team at McDonnell Douglas in 1986 after working as a steelworker. Since then, Verbeck has held various leadership roles with increasing responsibilities, including program manager for the UK tanker program, controller of BDS and general manager of Finance, and vice president and chief financial officer of the Boeing Military Aircraft division.

Born in East St. Louis, Ill., Verbeck holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Southern Illinois University and a master’s degree in international business from Saint Louis University.