Bob Varney is the Vice President of Global Leader-Led Movements for Campus Crusade. Bob Varney holds a Ph.D. in computer science from The Pennsylvania State University. After doing research at Bell Laboratories for three years, Bob began a 25-year career as an entrepreneur, where he headed three companies and either merged them with public companies or led the initial public offering. He was co- founder of Analytic Disciplines, Inc., a hardware/software architecture firm; founding CEO of International Telesystems Corp., a data/voice systems manufacturer with more than 10 US patents; and founding CEO of Crosswalk.com, among the top three Christian websites today. Bob retired from the marketplace in 1998. During his entrepreneurial career Bob was invited to the White House, as part of a select group of CEOs, for an economic briefing by President Clinton. He appeared in The Wall Street Journal Report on ABC television during a review of the University of Maryland’s Dingman Center for Entrepreneurs. In addition he has testified on Capitol Hill, he was a member of the Washington/ Baltimore Venture Capital Group, was on the Board of Advisors for the J. Warren McClure School of Communication Systems Management at Ohio University, was on the Executive Committee of the American Entrepreneurs for Economic Growth (AEEG), and was asked to chair the newly formed Greater Washington Chapter of the Council of Growing Companies.
Bob served as advisor to Dr. Bill Bright, who commissioned him as architect for a seamless transition to the new president of Campus Crusade, Dr. Steve Douglass. In addition, since October 2000, Bob has also given leadership to a partnership called Table 71 which is a loose federation of large non-profits whose goal is to help reach all the remaining unreached people groups of the world; Table 71 includes the heads of Campus Crusade, Wycliffe, YWAM, IMB, DAWN, Walk Thru the Bible and Mission Spokane. For three years of its transition, Bob also served as Executive Director of the Christian Embassy in Washington DC.
Sandy, his wife of 45 years, was recognized by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the metro area’s “Top 100 Dentists.” They are the parents of two married daughters and have one grandson. Sandy started and led the History’s Handful Women’s Partnership and was also an active part of the Design Team for the Significant Women publication. Bob and Sandy have five grandchildren.