I propel great companies and organizations to discover their core essence, define their strategic narrative and develop their innovation direction.
Gerod is one of my most favorite people to work with when it comes to creative marketing projects. We had the opportunity to do this together through online marketing and social media projects at Pinchot University.
Brainstorming sessions with Gerod are filled with intense possibility and curiosity. Distilling ideas with Gerod feels like a calming and confidence-boosting process. And executing projects with Gerod is like being on a refreshing hike to an unknown destination that everyone is sure will have an outstanding view.
I’m still striving for more opportunities to work with Gerod on collaborative projects, and I’m jealous of anyone who gets to grab him for their own pursuits!Casey Dilloway
Gerod is an absolute professional. He is a talented, disciplined, and a highly focused collaborator. As part of the strategy practice, he integrated seamlessly within our teams and brought passion, energy and fresh ideas to some the world’s leading brands. Every day he shows up with enthusiasm and a broad perspective that makes the work sharper and everyone around him smarter. Any organization seeking to attract talent will appreciate his unique abilities.Matthew Wahn
I asked Gerod to lead a branding workshop for a client. He was the ideal person to bring onto the project, even though the client had not given us a ton of time to prepare. From setup to facilitation to follow-through, Gerod was able to guide a successful workshop. He had a great ability to solicit ideas from a large group and able to convert them into useable strategies and content.Jonathon Saw
I’m not sure I have ever met someone with more substantive and rapid ideation, more commitment to an organization’s mission, or more capacity to delve eagerly and earnestly into intimidating projects. Gerod is a design and communications genius who can see at once, both the forest and the trees, in ways that inspire innovative progress in the midst of complicated situations.Whitney Johnson
The thing I most value about Gerod is his relentless enthusiasm. Whether he was founding OUT 4 Sustainability, rebranding BGI/Pinchot, or helping me polish the annual appeal, I knew I could always count on Gerod to bring his best game, see the project through regardless of the work involved, and emerge with pride in his work, a keen eye for future improvements, and a readiness to tackle the next big project.Jill Bamburg
I admire Gerod for frequently soliciting, receiving and acting on stakeholder feedback. When he sees a hole, he prioritizes finding a solution. And – most importantly, considering the organizational mission – he lifts people up when he works with them, rather than trampling on their backs. If only this were true of all leaders.Ariyah April
Gerod is one of the most thoughtful individuals I know. A great engager of all stakeholders, he consistently stretches himself and others to think holistically about entire systems. By thoroughly considering ‘the big picture’ and the impact strategic initiatives have on the triple bottom line – people, planet and profit – Gerod is able to effectively align values with meaningful and measurable results for forward thinking companies.Dean Bliss
Gerod’s energy and clarity of vision are awe-inspiring. He has cultivated and refined his natural gifts as a leader, stepping out on limb after limb to create movements that give communities meaning and strengthen nascent organizations with his creative and communications genius.Dana Wilk
Gerod is consistent in his passion and in being able to hold a larger vision while working incredibly hard to meet deliverables that achieve this vision. I have also been impressed with his ability to understand what people want, especially current trends in social media.Liz Kirkham
Gerod’s passion for bringing people together to engage in complex and socially relevant topics is unparalleled. His sense of artistic design and compositional expertise is an asset to any team with a message to send about their mission.Wayne Maceyka