GERALD L. PETERSON - "GERRY"

Founder and Managing Principal

Gerry is the founder and Managing Principal of Tartan Group, LLC committed to help clients across north America find and develop leaders critical to the success of their business. He has more than 25 years of experience in Operations Leadership and senior Human Resources roles for a number of best in class, performance organizations including the General Electric Company.  Through his diverse industry experience he has refined his skills and built robust processes to help organizations find, develop and retain mission-critical leaders.    

A native of western Pennsylvania, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh with a minor in Economics, a Master of Science degree in Business Administration (MBA) from California University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in Finance, and a Master of Science degree in Labor Relations from the Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College, where he graduated with Highest Distinction. He was invited to return to Carnegie Mellon University as an adjunct faculty member to build and teach a graduate course at the Heinz College.

Gerry has trained at GE in Organization Design, Leadership Development and Change Acceleration Process. He is a Six Sigma Green Belt and a certified GE Crotonville instructor, (now the John F. Welch Leadership Development Center at Crotonville, NY). He has developed and delivered training programs across organizations. He helps organizations address critical leadership development and provides effective executive coaching.

Gerry has led several large scale organization transformation projects employing Toyota Production System (LEAN) and Six Sigma tools with significant organization performance result. These cultural transformation projects included supporting the team to develop the strategy, align the organization, engage the employees to build new systems and processes, develop and deliver a range of training across all levels of the organization beginning with the senior leadership teams, and lead the communications process and messaging.     

As a community volunteer he recognizes the importance and impact of quality youth programs and supports the Boy Scouts of America.

I would welcome an opportunity to share details of my book project "Who was your teacher?".