With nearly 30 years of experience leading global change management and employee communication programs for Fortune 500 companies, Greg has helped a number of organizations and their stakeholders successfully drive change to achieve and sustain their desired outcomes.
Joining Gagen MacDonald in 2017, Greg provides strategic change leadership, change effectiveness, organizational communications and culture evolution counsel to the firm’s clients. Greg is a Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP™), recognized for his deep expertise and experience in leading change initiatives.
Throughout his career, Greg has led or provided key contributions to programs such as strategic alignment, employee engagement, organization restructurings, system launches, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, business process improvement, internal/integrated branding and culture alignment. He has served leading companies in the insurance, transportation, financial services, manufacturing and food and beverage industries.
Prior to joining Gagen, Greg led the creation and development of a change leadership and effectiveness function for American Family Insurance. Leading a team of 20, this function was responsible for change management outcomes related to the company’s top strategic initiatives that included new product introductions, technology upgrades, sales and distribution optimization, HR systems transformation and cybersecurity. Greg previously launched the Change Effectiveness consulting practice area for Patina Solutions, an Inc. 500 professional services consulting firm. His team led client engagements focused on helping stakeholders transition to new structures, technologies, processes and cultures. At Patina, his clients included BASF, Kohler and RW Baird. Greg also has extensive experience designing, developing and leading performance-focused communication functions for companies such as Johnson Controls, Harley-Davidson Motor Company and Rockwell Automation. A passionate people developer, Greg has advised and supported numerous CEOs and senior executives to become skilled and active change agents. He has created and facilitated numerous change and communication development coaching and workshop sessions for senior, emerging and front-line leaders.
Greg is Immediate Past President and a three-time elected Board member of the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP), which is advancing the discipline of change management globally. He currently chairs the ACMP Profession Committee, as Greg was a member of the ACMP Standards Working Group of 24 global thought leaders which developed The Standard for Change Management® for change management practitioners.