Marc Bernstein’s Founders’ Forum

Marc Bernstein’s Founders’ Forum

Episode 26 | Bobby Keyes Download

00:29 Download October 11th, 2023

Have you ever wondered how a humble beginning can lead to executive success? Join us for a thought-provoking conversation with Bobby Keyes, the architect behind Elite Salons and Suites. Born and raised in North Philadelphia, Bobby’s journey to success is one of inspiration and determination. His career path saw him rise up the ranks at Enterprise Holdings to become Vice President, and General Manager, before he took the bold plunge into entrepreneurship. Bobby lays it all out for us, sharing how he fostered his entrepreneurial spirit, navigated the transition from retirement to owning a business, and empowered numerous beauty professionals to reach their dreams along the way.Bobby doesn’t just stop at sharing his own success story. He talks about the evolution of Elite Salons and Suites, explaining how he took a blank canvas in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and transformed it into a thriving business model. Bobby’s vision for growth is inspiring. He’s set his sights on expanding the successful venture to 20 locations by 2026, built on the solid foundation of customer service and magnificently designed spaces. If that isn’t enough to pique your interest, Bobby’s discussion on the importance of customer service in building a strong business model definitely will!This episode is not just about business and entrepreneurship. It’s also about leadership, responsibility, and giving back. Drawing from the wisdom of Winston Churchill and current events like the war in Israel, Bobby talks about the challenges leaders face during turbulent times. He also sheds light on his role in the community and the importance of giving back, emphasizing the pivotal role entrepreneurs play in their communities. From executive success to community service, join us for an enlightening conversation with Bobby Keyes that will leave you filled with insights and inspiration.About Bobby Keyes:Bobby Keyes is the founder and CEO of ELITE Salons & Suites.  He is the retired executive with Enterprise Holdings. Bobby spent 33 years with EHI, with the last 15 as the VP/GM in the Philadelphia Region. He founded ELITE Salons & Suites in 2019, which now has 10 locations throughout Southeast Pennsylvania and New Jersey.Connect with Bobby:Website elitesalonsandsuites.comLinkedIn episode is brought to you by ELITE Salons & Suites, a premier independent provider of custom luxurious salon suites. Go to to learn more.

Your Host, Marc Bernstein                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Marc Bernstein is an entrepreneur, author, and consultant. He helps high performing entrepreneurs and business owners create a vision for the future, accomplish their business and personal goals, financial and otherwise, and on helping them to see through on their intentions. Marc recently co-founded March, a forward-looking company with a unique approach to wealth management. He captured his philosophy in his #1 Amazon Bestseller, The Fiscal Therapy Solution 1.0. Marc is also the founder of the Forward Focus Forum, a suite of resources tailored specifically to educate and connect high performing entrepreneurs, and helping them realize their vision of true financial independence. Find out more about Marc and connect with him at                                 

Ang Onorato                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ang is a highly sought after human capital leader with expertise in multiple areas including conscious leadership development, executive search, business operations, and human behavioral assessment. With over 25 years of experience, she has worked with a range of clients including global Fortune 500 organizations, professional service firms, and entrepreneurs. Her background includes leading major divisions and lines of business in corporate environments, as well as being an entrepreneur herself.
Ang’s approach is uncommon in that she blends psychology, spirituality, and business in her work. With a Master’s Degree in Psychology and Social Sciences, she brings a deep understanding of human behavior to her coaching and consulting services. This allows her to guide corporate and entrepreneurial clients to develop the conscious leadership skills and mindset needed to succeed with their businesses, teams and stakeholders. Connect with Ang at

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