Greg has over 30 years of experience in business – people practices, marketing, and finance – including more than 15 years in global diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB). As a consultant and coach, he is a dedicated bridge builder, finding places where seemingly disparate perspectives meet. He helps leaders find common ground and achieve greater possibilities through successful collaboration. He has worked with clients in numerous industries and sectors including technology, life sciences and pharmaceuticals, financial services, manufacturing, government, and non-profit. He has coached senior leaders, first-time managers, and non-managers alike. Building on his experiences as a line-of-business manager and his practices in mindfulness and compassion, Greg helps people and teams to (1) build trust and connect with each other more genuinely, (2) define compelling business rationales for outstanding people practices that demonstrably support overall business priorities, (3) perform root-cause analysis of common workplace and marketplace DEIB challenges, and (4) define pragmatic tactical solutions for the challenges they face. His work incorporates traditional facets of diversity such as gender, race, sexual orientation, and physical ability as well as non-traditional facets such as thinking style, communication style, seniority, and functional expertise. Greg holds an MBA from Stanford University and a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Princeton University. In addition, he is a certified teacher of the Compassion Cultivation Training program developed by the Stanford University Department of Neurosurgery at the request of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. He lives in San Francisco, has served on the advisory board of the San Francisco Fire Department’s Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT), and is a documentary filmmaker and photographer.
- Director, Consulting, and Senior Consultant at Korn Ferry. Led or co-led numerous DEI-inspired organizational assessments that defined incremental revenue opportunities, cost savings, high-impact people practices, etc. Designed, customized, and delivered leadership development programs in self- development, coaching, and inclusion. Wrote measurement chapter of diversity primer by nationally recognized DEI practitioner.
- Product Line Manager at Hewlett-Packard (HP). Managed $1 billion+ industry-leading service business. As a product manager, he oversaw making remote access to computers a standard feature of HP’s hardware services, believed to be an industry first. He also introduced HP’s disaster recovery services.