"Gary is a strategist and a visionary… he thinks big, sees the big picture and understands the concerns of the C-suite very well. He has an ability to synthesize complexities and get to simplicity on the other side of that complexity to drive change. He conveys his vision to people in a visionary way and an inspiring way."
Bob Vanourek, author Triple Crown Leadership
"At Aragon Consulting Group, Gary led the company and key employees and made that into a successful global marketing consulting company. He was well known across the country and was working with major companies. He has a vision for what comes next and can look into the future a little better than the rest of us. He can take a deal or a company and can expand it into a successful enterprise."
Mike Dambach, Partner, BKD
"Gary is quite capable as a start-up leader overseeing strategy, operations, and marketing. He consistently identifies the next arena of opportunity, figuring out what hasn't been done yet, and envisioning the next hot spot. He brings people together, builds the vision, and seizes the next opportunity."
Dr. Stephen Ballou, Director, Global Research, IBM
"Gary is very much a visionary, looking out ahead to see where we are going. He has a high energy level, a high level of enthusiasm for what he is doing, a strong level of resolve for seeing where a company needs to go. Gary breaks walls, and is a hard charger."
Del Banner, Attorney, Lietz, Banner, Ford
"Gary has a lot of foresight, and he is always in tune with business and technology. He knows how to lead a company and how to bring teams together. He is not afraid to take a position that he believes in, and does not avoid reality. He can build a sales force; he can take a company and grow it, and has the ability to see a new horizon, especially in a technology company that may see only limited possibilities. He gets beyond that."
Charles Ackerman, Chairman & CEO, Ackerman & Co.
Gary is an executive level guy who can take a company and structure it, build it, discover opportunities and position the company to take advantage of opportunities in the market. He can deal with the personalities and heard the cats. Gary is the perfect guy to build something from the ground up and get investors for it. He understands markets, growth, and people."
Doug Becker, Attorney, Otten, Johnson, Robinson, Neff + Ragonetti,
I can't think of any situation that Gary can't handle. He is an excellent negotiator. He would be an ideal right hand man for a CEO who is aggressive and creative guy who needs someone to launch and execute big ideas. He would be an excellent CEO for a struggling company due to his techniques of targeting problems at a strategic level, identifying solutions, and making the right changes happen."
Col. J. Quincy Collins, Jr. Former Investor
"He is tough, and is one of the two or three most creative business people I have ever known. And, he was usually right, because he typically had the facts on his side. If someone had a better idea, he would take the best idea because his goal was to do right by the client and drive revenues."
Gary thinks broadly across a company and integrates high level thinking that allows you to make the best strategic recommendations. He always forced us to much deeper thinking, better critical thinking, and well-informed thinking. His knowledge is encyclopedic and he is intensely creative.
Todd Gurley, CEO Redbird Advisors, Former IBMer and Former Equity Partner and Sr. Vice President, Aragon Consulting Group, Inc.