Robert Essig

Associate Teaching Professor

Robert  Essig

Contact Information

  • Office: 314 Mendoza College of Business
  • Phone: 574-631-2885
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Robert Essig has served as an instructor and speaker at the Mendoza College of Business for more than 25 years at the graduate and undergraduate levels. His professional expertise includes sales management, B2B sales careers and business ethics. Essig was an executive for IBM’s Midwest Region from 1977 until retiring in 2011, where he managed more than 100 sales professionals and account representatives. Essig served as president of board for United Health Services in South Bend, Indiana, from 2000 to 2006, and as the United Way Campaign chair at IBM for St. Joseph County from 1990 to 2011. He earned his BA in political science from Loyola University, and his MA in history from Northeastern Illinois University. Essig also completed the IBM Sales Executive Certification Program, which included a 13-month program at Harvard University.


MA, Northeastern Illinois

BA, Loyola University, Chicago