Owner 1999 – Present

Integrated Business Solutions, LLC, Incline Village, NV Contractor to consulting firms, businesses, non-profits, and individuals for design and delivery of training programs and workshops on mergers and acquisitions, strategy development and implementation, communication, collaboration, performance management. Clients include IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Oral-B Products, NY Stock Exchange, Engelhard Chemical, Sierra Club, De Beers, Finning, Schnucks Markets

Chief Operating Officer, July 2011 – June 2012

Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Stateline, NV Contract executive for this bi-state agency overseeing environmental quality in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Accountable for all internal operations including HR, Measurement Department, Implementation Department, staff training & development, representation of the Agency to community groups, writing and editing support and liaison to Governing Board Governance Committee and Advisory Planning Commission

Executive Consultant, 2007 – 2009

Royale/First Americano Insurance, Guttenberg,NJ Member of management team for this insurance brokerage focused on Hispanic population inNorthern New Jersey. Accountable for HR, Training and Development, and Organizational Development, reporting to CEO

Senior Consultant and Vice President, 2002 – 2008

Conversant Solutions, LLC, Boulder, CO Designing and delivering programs specializing in training, consulting, and coaching on issues of communication, collaboration, and post-merger integration as well as general management and leadership issues. Clients included Degussa AG, Hewlett Packard, Kuehne & Nagel GmbH, Coca-Cola.

Mergers and Acquisitions Specialist, 2003 – 2005

Citigroup/Geneva Capital Strategies, Irvine,CA Contractor to this subsidiary of Citigroup that is one of the nation’s leading specialists in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures of private, middle-market companies. Delivered seminars and worked with small to medium size business owners on issues of valuation, marketing, buyer strategy, deal structure, etc. in selling their businesses.

Founding Partner, 1994-1999

Generative Leadership Group, LLC,Somerville,NJ. Founding partner of management consulting/executive development firm that grew from startup to $5+ million in three years. GLG worked in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and theFar East, with corporations, governments, non-profits, educational institutions and manufacturing and service organizations.

Partner/Owner, 1994-1997

Generative Leadership Group, GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany Founding partner of German division of consulting/executive development firm. Clients included Engelhard Holdings GmbH, Lilly Deutschland, GmbH, Allgemeiner Wirtschaftsdienst, Deutsche Amphibolin Werke, Audi AG, Volkswagen AG,

Executive Director, 1991-1994

Center for Management Design, Inc., Oakland, CA. Generated new management for education/consulting firm capable of continuing the internationally successful Executive Excellence Program.  First business quarter of this firm accelerated contractual commitments to the specialized courses for internal/external consultants to top global 1000 corporations. (Merged with Generative Leadership Group)

Managing Director, 1990 – 1991

Tekniko, Inc.,Cambridge,MA Managed programs for this accelerated management consulting technology firm with 45 licensees ranging in size from 300-employee companies to individual practitioners.  Designed and marketed training programs, including the Executive Excellence Program, while also functioning as liaison between CEO and licensee firms.

Program Leader and Design Specialist, 1981-1990

W. E. A, San Francisco, CA Privately owned international training and personal development firm offering programs in 38 locations in 12 countries. Led programs ranging in size from 80 to 500 participants in the U.S.,Canada,U.K., andAustralia.  Designed programs, revised and updated existing programs, and trained program leaders.  Worked with more than 70,000 people in nine years, with consistent, documented results of accelerating personal growth goals.

Consultant, 1979 – 1981

Gurowitz, Helt, Johnston, Inc.,Boston, MA Management consulting firm working with companies such as Visiting Nurse Association, DEC, IBM. Specialized in team building and opening up communication to produce unprecedented results of amelioration of management issues.

Clinical Practice, 1975 – 1979

Vermont Institute for Transactional Analysis, Burlington, VT Founder and head of group psychotherapy practice specializing in group and family therapy. Built practice from scratch to $200,000/year business.

Chief Psychologist, 1972 – 1974

Queens Children’s Hospital, Queens, NY Head of psychology department staff of 12, reporting to Hospital Director of this New York State Children’s Psychiatric Hospital. Responsible for $200,000 budget and for coordination with other departments as well as training and development of staff.

Chief Rehabilitation Psychologist, 1970 – 1972

Kings Park Psychiatric Hospital, Kings Park,NY Created psychology department of a new psychiatric rehabilitation facility in thisNew YorkStatePsychiatric Hospital. Designed and implemented programs and trained interdisciplinary staff.

Faculty Positions, 1968 – 2010

Roosevelt University (Chicago), Queens College (CUNY), Hunter College (CUNY) Union Graduate School (Ohio), University of Phoenix (Reno) Sierra Nevada College Infotec (Joint Program of U of Texas Dallas and Government of Mexico) Adjunct Associate Professor, Adjunct Instructor, Lecturer, in Psychology and Business at Undergraduate and Graduate levels.

Assistant Professor, 1968 – 1970

C.W. Post College of Long Island University, Upper Brookville, NY Taught undergraduate and graduate students in Psychology and coordinated research programs.

One comment on “Experience

  1. harry sloofman

    Hey Ed,

    I’ve loved reading your web site. getting lot’s of value and ideas.. it’s funny you sent out the offer and I’d been thinking of calling you as it’s time to network bro.

    where are you these days? Open for a call?



    email me with some possible times. I’m around most of February