Greg Carlisle is an award-winning communications professional with more than two decades of experience helping companies develop creative and impactful internal and external communication strategies to motivate employees, execute strategy and drive change.
Greg is a firm believer in linking all marketing and communication activities to business objectives. His broad expertise includes both development and execution in branding, employee communications, public relations, event planning and digital marketing. At Gagen MacDonald, Greg has led organizational transformation engagements that focus on creating aligned and effective leadership teams, and engaged and motivated employees for clients including Pfizer, Phillips 66, USAA , Praxair, and DuPont.
Prior to joining Gagen MacDonald, Greg was VP of Marketing and Communications for Hudson Highland Group, Inc., a global staffing and recruiting firm with operations in more than 25 countries. At Hudson, he helped establish and evolve the company’s brand strategy after the company was formed as a spin-off from TMP/ Monster Worldwide, serving as the primary global point of contact on all issues related to the Hudson brand, media and investor relations and internal communications.
Before Hudson, Greg spent several years at Sibson Consulting, a global HR consulting firm, where he led the change communication practice, working with a variety of Fortune 500 clients on issues ranging from large-scale change management to employee communications. At Sibson, his area of expertise focused on helping companies communicate difficult and complex business strategies to employees in ways that elicited understanding, commitment and, ultimately, behavior change. Client engagements Greg led at Sibson included such blue-chip companies as PwC, Amoco, CEMEX, ETS, GATX, Grainger, Ernst & Young, and many more.
Earlier in his career, Greg had extensive experience in public, investor and media relations, serving in a variety of roles for public relations agencies including MSI Strategic Communications and Golin/Harris Communications, Inc., both in Chicago.
Greg has published and presented on a topics ranging from effectively rolling out compensation plans to creating impactful change communications strategies.