Gerard F. McDonough
Gerry is a Senior Member of the
Advisory Board. His career spans 24 years and includes a diversity of experience in senior corporate positions and successful business start-up and scale-up ventures primarily in the leadership development and business strategy consulting space. He has experience in both competitive business-to-business and business-to-consumer markets with senior executives for corporations including Bank of America, Mobil Oil, American Express, JPMorganChase, Black & Decker, The Hartford and Bank One. He has demonstrated expertise forming and leading organizations, allocating enterprise resources, developing customer centric governance teams and cultures, maximizing the value of large, complex customer portfolios, all to create shareholder value. He also facilitates leadership development programs for experienced executives as well as cultural interventions for client companies in a variety of industries.
Gerry has been co-founder, or on the founding management teams, of four companies, three of which were acquired by larger corporations. Gerry was Senior Vice President of Customer Value Analytics for Bank of America. Earlier in his career he was founder and managing principle of Booth Morgan Consulting, a customer value, strategy consulting firm. Before that, Gerry held senior positions with two successful leadership development and culture change companies. He was Vice President of the Business Intelligence Division for The Atlanta Consulting Group and Mid-Atlantic Regional Director of Strategic Services for Zenger-Miller, Inc.
An accomplished business strategist, speaker, facilitator and executive coach, Gerry has established long-term relationships with FORTUNE 250 executives, has had budget oversight responsibility up to $20 million, and has enjoyed award-winning recognition for turnaround successes and for start up profitability from USA Today and Business Week. He is published in refereed business journals and is a guest lecturer at Bentley College.
Trained in economics and finance at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., Gerry has authored several papers on corporate governance, leadership, managing the customer asset to maximize shareholder value, customer value profiling, and customer-profit causal relationships. He lives with his wife Barbara and daughters Christen and Alison in Charlotte North Carolina.