We asked Greg to start up the change management function at lululemon because of his keen understanding of the end-to-end processes of the retail business and his sensitivity to the unique culture of our company.
His ability to listen actively and turn what he learned in conversations with key stakeholders into concrete change management strategies helped our teams understand and accept the many initiatives we were implementing. We landed those projects much more effectively than we might have otherwise because of his work.
—Tara Poseley, Chief Product Officer
We had been working with a third party consultant on a number of supply chain initiatives. The projects were ready to deploy when someone asked about our change management strategies (which hadn’t yet been defined). Greg quickly secured a Change Lead resource to supplement our team. Together, they got up to speed on the projects and built communication and training plans to support our sourcing managers, production team and vendors – which greatly benefitted the implementation of these programs.
Greg possesses a unique combination of industry experience, exceptional communication skills and change management expertise. His knowledge of the apparel business and change management skills are helping us achieve the cost savings these initiatives were intended to deliver.
—Joel Limenes, Vice-President of Sourcing
I collaborated with Greg in 2014-2016 on a significant transformational change program at lululemon -- the update and integration of its merchandising planning system and processes. It was an amazing experience to co-create a unique change management program that resonated with the business imperatives and the culture of the organization. Greg is a rare change leader who truly gets that organizational change management is a blend of art and science and so is able to attune his approach and style to both the needs of the business and IT.
I also observed how he empowers his team whilst building cohesiveness between his organization and external advisors. Our joint approach played to each organization’s strengths and collectively delivered the objectives of the program.Finally, I was very appreciative of the leadership Greg demonstrated in working with lululemon's executives and how he became a key ally in securing the right internal team to work with Deloitte.
—Jacqueline Pysden-Jones, Senior Manager, Organizational Transformation
The Change Agent Network that Greg set up was a very effective tool to help our middle-managment gain awareness and understanding of opportunities and issues that the company was facing at the time.Greg was very easy to work with. His kindness allowed him to engage difficult subjects with many different kinds of people within the organization
—Christophe Bocquet, Raw Materials Director
Greg's ability to engage key stakeholders in the work is outstanding. Whether it's a regional president or a business analyst, he listens for concerns and builds support that keeps the project's momentum going.
—Rene Saroukhanoff, Sr Director, Business Intelligence
Levi Strauss & Co
If there's one thing that was highly effective in the retirement of our legacy reporting system, it was the excellent orchestration of change management and training by Greg. I personally traveled with the training team to our field sales offices, and the engagement with and feedback from our users was fantastic.
—Venkatesh Anandaram, VP of IT, Data & Analytics
Levi Strauss & Co.
The US Reporting Project got an Excellence Award from the company. I would like to recognize Greg's critical contribution to make this project successful. This was the first project where we did proper change management. All of his work made our lives very easy -- to collaborate with business users and get the reports adopted without any resistance.
—Tarun Malik, Sr Manager, IT
Levi Strauss & Co.