Getting to Know: Rob Snyder

Posted On: July 21, 2011

Stream Energy Chairman Rob Snyder You see him all the time at Stream Energy and Ignite events.

You even read about him in many media publications.

But catch a glimpse of the Stream Energy chairman Rob Snyder that you might not have seen before.

Stream Energy Anniversary: August 2004 (though we had the idea for Stream Energy in January 2004)

Birthday: February 12

Family: My wife Ana and four children

Birthtown: Ft. Wayne, Indiana

Industry Awards & Honors: 2008 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Southwest Region; American Business Award's Chairman of the Year Award Finalist - 2010 and 2011

Favorite Movie: Schindler’s List

Favorite Team: Arsenal Football Club

Childhood Hero: Abraham Lincoln

Best childhood memory: Scoring a hat trick in the Final Four / National “Under 19” soccer tournament

Favorite Song: Not Great Men by Gang of Four, and Chet Baker’s live version of My Funny Valentine

Beatles or Stones? Stones

Steak or chicken? Chicken

What is your favorite thing about Stream Energy?
The camaraderie and the team atmosphere.

What advice would you offer someone brand new coming to Stream Energy?
Trust your co-workers.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be and why?
I’d like to have a lessened degree of obsessive compulsive disorder.

How do you define a leader?
By the people who follow him. You can look to the quality of the people who are following in the footsteps of a leader and the enthusiasm in which they follow that leader – it speaks more to the leader’s attributes than the leader ever possibly could by himself.

Who influenced you the most growing up and made you into the person you are today?
My mom because she was very competitive, analytical and intelligent. She always emphasized intellectual competition in our family. Plus, there was a real focus on achievement in our house. Growing up, my mom had the greatest effect on me.

What did you want to be when you grew up?
An astronaut.