Gerald M. Groe, Ph.D has more than 35 years of experience in talent management helping organizations execute business strategy and develop their leaders. He uses his client's business strategy as the reference point for his consulting services which includes: facilitating executive team meetings, team building, business strategy-organization culture fit surveys, organization change and communications, leadership surveys, succession planning, talent management planning, executive coaching, and executive assessment including 360 assessments.
Gerry’s corporate experience includes Executive Director - Training & Development and VP - International Human Resources for American Express, Vice President - People Resources for Cigna, VP - Human Resources & Organization Development for Denny's, Senior Vice President - Human Resources for Catalina Marketing, and, earlier in his career, staffing and HR generalist positions with Exxon.
Gerry’s consulting and corporate experience spans many industries including: financial services, manufacturing, technology, shipping, utility, communications & entertainment, healthcare, energy, education and business services.
Dr. Groe received his Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University and earned a certificate from the Wharton Executive Finance Program. He has published a book on management and articles on talent management, has presented numerous times at professional conferences, had a television appearance and has been interviewed on radio talk shows. Gerry is a member of the American Psychological Association, Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology, and the Society of Consulting Psychology. He is also the Founder and first President of the Florida Human Resource Planning Society and the Tampa Bay HR Forum. In addition, he taught leadership and organization design & change in the graduate programs of two universities.
Finally, Gerry served in the US Army as an infantry officer.