The PrimeGenesis partners acted as my “wing men”, giving me traction to align the team and deliver far more than I dreamed possible in a short time. The experience was transformational for me, for my team and gives us a platform to drive lasting change and great results.

Vic Grizzle, CEO Armstrong Worldwide

Partners

Our team is 100% locked in to doing whatever it takes to support your success. We’ll challenge you and your team to focus on and execute on what matters most for your momentum and success. Our team is comprised of former CEOs, Presidents, Managing Directors and Organizational Development experts who’ve led teams through numerous transitions and helped hundreds of leaders do the same. We have partners and advisors in major markets and alliances in China, India and over 50 countries, enabling us to serve clients’ needs around the world.

George Bradt

George Bradt

Chairman & Founder

Led the revolution in how people start new jobs. Prior to founding PrimeGenesis, George served as chief executive of J.D. Power’s Power Information Network spin off and in general management, marketing and sales at Coca-Cola in Europe and Asia, Procter & Gamble and Unilever. Principal of CEO Connection and contributes a weekly column to Forbes.com, The New Leader’s Playbook. AB Harvard; MBA Wharton.

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Jayme Check

Jayme Check

Partner & Co-Founder

CEO of Quantum Global Partners and co-founder of PrimeGenesis. Developed world-class leaders for such companies as Cisco, Kellogg’s, Blue Shield, Johnson & Johnson, Panasonic, LexisNexis, DaVita, Anthem, GMAC and Kimberly-Clark. Instrumental in building tech company named one of “SoCal’s 50 Fastest Growing Companies.” Developed nation’s first medical franchise. Expertise in structuring innovative equity-based venture transactions. BS Syracuse; MBA UCLA.

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John Lawler

John Lawler

Managing Partner

Former CEO of three private equity backed companies. Group President of Emerging Markets at LexisNexis after long career at Dun & Bradstreet. Proven transformational CEO, board member, consultant and coach with a strong track record supporting leaders and teams through complex transitions. Extensive experience in Americas, Europe and Asia. BA Williams College; MBA University of Virginia.

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Ed Bancroft

Ed Bancroft

Partner

Diverse organizational development consulting experience across retail, telecommunications, electronics, manufacturing, health care, financial services and the utility industry. Served in senior leadership roles at both Mercer Human Resources, as a worldwide partner, and at Watson Wyatt as worldwide leader for performance management services. BA at Lake Forest College; Masters, Loyola University, Chicago.

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Joe Durrett

Joe Durrett

Partner

Former CEO of Information Resources, Broderbund Software and Advo. Senior line positions at Kraft General Foods including SVP of Sales and President of Grocery Products, and Procter & Gamble. Throughout his career, Joe has driven dramatic increases in revenue, profitability and value for companies he has served on the boards of, run, worked in and consulted to. BA Duke; MBA Wharton.

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Linda Hlavac

Linda Hlavac

Partner

Human Resources leader supporting leaders and teams during transitions across industries and geographies. Helps executives improve their personal impact and performance in leading change, developing teams and delivering results.  At Catalent Pharma Solutions, created a global HR function for the pre-IPO company. Previous experience at LexisNexis, Dun & Bradstreet and Westinghouse. B.A. Susquehanna University; MBA Ohio University.

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Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson

Partner

Operating executive with experience in Europe and Asia. Leadership roles at Pearson, including Managing Director UK, Managing Director Europe and Strategy-International. Executive positions for Spalding Evenflo in Asia Pacific and Patientline in the UK.  Non-executive director of Hubbub and sits on the appeal board of the children’s charity Buttle UK. Author of The Leadership Book and a Cambridge Fellow in Science & Policy.

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Mary Vonnegut

Mary Vonnegut

Partner

Formerly President Gumps Catalog & SVP Marketing Hanover Direct, VP Marketing Ross-Simons and COO Passport Internationale.  Experience in strategic planning, database marketing, direct response merchandising and merchandise fulfillment operations. Diverse categories from high-end jewelry to moving and storage franchise services in entrepreneurial and corporate environments. BA Middlebury College; MBA Harvard.

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Susan Lawler

Susan Lawler

Partner

Change leader with particular expertise in strategy, marketing, executive communications and coaching. Transformed disparate local groups into a cohesive, award winning global marketing team at D&B. Led strategic plan process, re-branded the company, and drove growth initiatives, setting the path for 6-fold growth in shareholder value. ICA Executive Coach. B.A. Union, MBA; Columbia University.

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Susanne Pennella

Susanne Pennella

Partner

An Austrian native with 20+ years of Management, Human Resource and Legal experience in Europe and the United States. Her rare ability to think cross-functionally as well as cross-culturally led to outstanding successes at Procter & Gamble in both brand management and human resources. Susanne was also a Law Professor and Assistant District Attorney. Doctorate in Law, Salzburg University.

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Thomas Yang

Thomas Yang

Partner

Formerly President, International Callaway, SVP International Starbucks, senior leadership positions internationally with Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, and Clorox. Board of Advisors University of San Diego Business School.  Board of Governors of Gemological Institute of America.  BS University of Colorado; Masters Degree for the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird).

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Tony Botterill

Tony Botterill

Partner

Partners with executives to drive change across a range of business sectors, supporting them through high-stakes transitions.  Tony supports leaders and teams in onboardings, new team start-ups, team integration, major project performance and trouble-shooting, leveraging dozens of client engagements – including BP, Petrofac, Talisman Sinopec, HBOS, Reuters, Cisco Systems and Lloyds Banking Group.

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Our Values

Inspiring:  Committed to excellence and the pursuit of mastery

Results Oriented:  Over deliver in short term with urgency; sustainably with long-term view

Integrity Beyond Reproach

Lasting Relationships:   Doing what’s right for clients over the long run

Team:  Committed to each other and PrimeGenesis, supportive and collaborative

We strive to be as good as it gets at supporting client success during complex transitions – executive onboarding, team onboarding and acceleration & restart. We continuously invest in our team, tools, and perspective with a single-minded focus on this one thing.  Our culture is marked by perseverance, our values, and a deep commitment to what matters most.

Bill Berman, PhD

Advisor

A clinical and consulting psychologist, worked with a number of public and private companies, including Xerox, Unilever, Clinical Communications Group, Diageo, and Kaiser-Permanente. He is co-author of 3 books and over 50 articles on a variety of psychology and business topics. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, board-certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology, has taught at Cornell Medical College and Fordham University and is a principal of Berman Leadership Development. AB Harvard; PhD Yale.

Bill Crain

Advisor

President/COO of London Fog, Gitano Group, Buxton, Lee Jeans and Child Guidance. EVP/Group President, Crystal Brands and VF Corp. Marketing at General Mills. Seasoned consumer products GM with extensive experience in both highly structured corporate and entrepreneurial environments. Particularly adept at turnaround situations, accelerating change and integrating teams across functions. BA Duke; MBA Stanford.

Rob Gregory

Advisor

CEO with an unusual mix of senior experience in both the private and public sectors and an extraordinary record of success managing both large profitable companies and turnaround situations. As President of VF Corporation, he and his team tripled its sales to $3B and grew its profit 500%+ to turn it into the largest and most profitable publicly held apparel company in the world at that time. Served on the boards of over a dozen companies including Gitano, London Fog, Promus Hotels, Frisby International and USF&G. BA Wofford; law degree U. South Carolina; AMP Harvard.

Harry Kangis

Advisor

President of P&G’s Millstone gourmet coffee subsidiary, GM of the Home Entertainment Network, VP Marketing for Kenner Toys and COO for Nutrition Technology Corp. A 25+ year marketing and general management veteran, who has managed a broad range of challenges from mature consumer packaged goods brands to a wide variety of innovative service and product start-ups and is a principal of One Page Solutions. BA Williams; MBA Wharton.

Roger Neill

Advisor

CEO/Managing Partner of Lintas Australia, Synectics Corporation, Center for Creativity – City University London.  Helped Sam Wanamaker re-build Shakespeare’s Globe in London.  Started his working life as a professional rock musician.  Roger is one of the world’s thought leaders on innovation and creativity.  Based in London, UK, he writes, speaks and conducts masterclasses and workshops around the world and is a principal of Per Diem Consulting.

George Olcott, PhD

Advisor

Current non-executive director of Denso Corporation and Hitachi Chemical and Affiliate Professor at the Department of Business and Commerce at Keio University. He was formerly Managing Director, Head of Equity Capital Markets for UBS Warburg in Tokyo. Previous roles at Shell and Swire. Author of “Conflict and Change: Foreign Ownership and the Japanese Firm.” Fluent in Japanese. Oxford undergraduate, INSEAD MBA, PhD from Cambridge.