“I’m running for Oyster Bay Town Council because I care. I cannot sit back and watch this current group of elected and appointed officials continue to run our Town for the benefit of themselves and their friends,” said Council candidate Bob Freier. “I am mad because our Town is on the brink of financial disaster because of the rampant corruption, high taxes and out of control debt. This needs to stop and be fixed now.”
Bob Freier has been active in the communities that he has lived in for over 20 years. Before moving to Woodbury, he was active in the East Williston School District serving on many committees to help the district with technology and construction projects. Bob eventually ran for and was elected as a Trustee to the Board of Education where he served for 4 years, the last 2 of which as Vice President. During his tenure, Bob oversaw several multi-million dollar construction projects as well as an energy performance contract which resulted in significant savings to the district. Because of efficiencies, more programs and services were created for the students of the district.
In his professional life, Bob is the owner and partner of (2) small businesses, Genero Search Group and District Wise Search Consultants. As a co-founder of Genero Search Group, he works with venture-backed technology startup companies in helping form their initial core teams. The great majority of the companies he helped put together have gone on to achieve great success and create numerous jobs that the help fuel our economy.
Bob also co-founded District Wise Search Consultants, which primarily focuses on finding new Superintendents for public schools after they have decided to either move on or retire. All of the public school boards that have hired District Wise, have achieved significant taxpayer savings and are leaders and examples of what a 21st Century education should be.
Bob is married to his wife Suzy who is a former Special Education teacher and now the Director of a pre-school. They have a daughter Michelle, who is a Special Education teacher in the New York City Public School System. They also have a son Dylan, who is an entrepreneur working for a startup software company in NYC. Bob is also an avid runner and has run 13 (26.2 mile) marathons and even more half marathons. He ran the majority of these races to raise needed funds for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. In 2010, Bob was nominated to be “Man of The Year” by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Bob is a graduate of Ohio University.