Dr. Gary McGrath
Gary has over 30 years of work experience from Fortune 500 companies to technology start-ups to owning and operating his own consulting firm. His first leadership position was as an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. He started his adult leadership path as an officer in the US Army after graduating with a degree in Mechanical and Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Connecticut. He spent over 10 years in manufacturing with Procter & Gamble and Scott Paper Company before starting his first consulting company in 1990.
In the early 90’s Gary’s entrepreneurial desires were born when he started his own Leadership Consulting firm named Positive Leadership Enterprises. As an associate of both the Covey Leadership Center (The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People) and Blanchard Training and Development (Situational Leadership, One Minute Manager) he traveled the country providing consulting and training services to small, medium and large companies.
In the mid-90’s Gary was VP of Sales & Marketing for a $90 million transportation company leading a team of over 100 sales and marketing professionals. Over the past 8 years Gary has been Director of Sales for several Information Technology systems integrators ranging in size from $12 to $50 million. Gary’s most recent venture was working with an On-demand software company that shifted from a B2B to a B2C market in just 6 months.
Gary was an Associate Professor at Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University and an adjunct professor at the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship of Nova Southeastern University. He has taught Leadership Theory and Practice, Situational Leadership, Cross-cultural Leadership, Leading Change for Innovation and Alignment, Leadership and Organizational Behavior, Marketing and Statistics.
Gary’s diverse management background, his Doctor of Business Administration in Marketing and Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, and his entrepreneurial spirit bring a unique combination of experience and energy to companies struggling with the turbulence of our times.
Gary is an avid tennis player and has been ranked as high as #22 nationally in tennis in his age group. In addition, in 2008 Gary, along with his son Mike, was ranked #2 in the Father/Son Doubles. Gary uses the same determination in business as he does on the tennis court; his goal is to be one of the best and help his clients do the same.