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Who We Are 2017-10-27T14:03:50+00:00

Image of a glass buildingABOUT GDI TALENT ACQUISITION PRACTICE

Leadership, management and technical staff requirements continually evolve but the need for high-performing talent remains constant.

Having worked across the globe for more than 35 years in manufacturing & distribution consulting assignments, our professionals have developed a deep and unique perspective into the people business… including what works and what doesn’t. Through experience, quantitative research and constant observations, we have concluded that, more often than is admitted, companies tend to hire the wrong people and/or don’t know how to effectively develop the talent that they already have. When the wrong people are recruited or or the wrong people are selected as a high-potential for leadership development… these aren’t “bad” people. They are just wrong for the positions they are expected to successfully fill.

WE HAVE WORKED WITH SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST INNOVATIVE ORGANIZATIONS WHEN IT COMES TO EXECUTIVE RECRUITING & LEADERSHIP

Expanding on some important research performed in 2009, and encouraged by our consulting and training clients, Alan G. Dunn, President of GDI Consulting & Training Company formally created GDI Talent Acquisition Practice in 2012. Since then, this practice has blossomed into a successful global retained-search company that routinely excels at collaborating with client organizations to specify, identify and source top talent. When retained to perform a search, we assess our client’s organization, its culture, mission and markets; and its unique requirements for the position being filled. We also assess the client’s performance expectation for the position being filled and assist in the development of measurable goals.

Soon after, our professionals realized how robust our interview methodology was, which was always about measuring Organizational Leadership. With some updates to our methodology, the same process that we use to source and evaluate talent for clients is now the foundation for comprehensive Leadership Assessment and Executive Coaching Engagements.

What We Do

GLOBAL TEAM. WORLD CLASS RESULTS.

ALAN G. DUNN

PRESIDENT, GDI CONSULTING & TRAINING COMPANY

Alan G. Dunn serves as President of GDI Consulting & Training Company and is the founding sponsor of GDI Talent Acquisition Practice. Prior to GDI, Alan was Vice President of Gemini Consulting and a partner at Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers). Alan has extensive experience in most functions within manufacturing environments from the boardroom to the storeroom.

In addition to his 35 plus years of technical and management consulting experience, Alan serves on numerous for-profit and non-profit Board of Directors, including being Chairman for APICS (2015), the world’s leading professional association for end-to-end supply chain professionals. Alan is a world recognized speaker who regularly presents executive workshops at California Institute of Technology’s Center for Technology Management (CTME) and the Manufacturing Executive Institute (MEI).

MAGGIE WATSON

OFFICE MANAGER, GDI CONSULTING & TRAINING COMPANY

Maggie Watson is GDI’s invaluable Office Manager. Among numerous other duties, she is responsible for all logistics activities in our Talent Acquisition Practice, for both interviewers and interviewees.

Prior to joining GDI, Maggie served as National Sales Manager for Fostex Corporation of America, a Japanese manufacturer of recording equipment. Maggie also currently serves as Treasurer on a non-profit Board of Directors and is a partner in a family owned full-service construction company.

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