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About Bob Catinazzo

Bob Catinazzo is a recognized expert in Human Performance Improvement, Error Reduction, and Culture Transformation. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree from American International College and a Master of Science Degree from Southern Connecticut State University.

Bob is a 20 + year veteran of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Since his retirement in 2015, he has served the Practicing Perfection Institute (PPI) as a Master Facilitator and Executive Vice President of Client Services.

In addition to serving as a Supervisory Special Agent with the DEA, Bob spent years training recruits, special agents, and supervisors to perform at elite levels physically, emotionally, and tactically in the world's most demanding environments.

His federal law enforcement experience allowed him to lead, coach, and train law enforcement officers in over 12 countries on four different continents. Before joining the DEA, he was a highly successful claims investigator for a Fortune 500 company and Division II college football athlete and coach.

Through his federal law enforcement and professional experience, Bob shares a unique perspective and mindset on human performance improvement and organizational change. A lifelong athlete, Bob has an unbridled passion for understanding how the physical and mental dynamics of individual behavior impact team culture and performance. He passionately conveys the value of leadership and critical decision-making in a systematic approach to reducing human error and transforming culture, with the ultimate purpose being to produce exceptional safety results.

One PPI client put it best, "Bob isn't just teaching a course. His goal is to change lives and companies, and it is obvious how he teaches and brings his life's experiences into the curriculum. It is not just class; it is an adventure."

Since partnering with PPI, Bob has worked with clients from a variety of industries. His extensive facilitation experience includes presentations in various PPI courses, conferences and workshops to private sector leaders and front-line employees, including federal/state/local law enforcement officers and high school and college athletes.

Bob's Blog Posts

April 8, 2020