About Meyer Advisory Group

Gerry Meyer - Principal

ABOUT GERRY MEYER

Gerry has over 35 years of experience in all aspects of business strategy, organizational culture and design, business transition/change management and Human Resources as both a practitioner and an advisor, with the last 16 years focused on family enterprises.

Before relocating to Vancouver, he was VP Human Resources for the Minto Group for ten years; a family-owned real estate development and hospitality company with over $3B in assets and operations in Canada and Southeast US. He was involved in all major aspects of a business re-alignment driven by family succession, including organizational design, family and executive transition, family and business governance, family and non-family executive compensation, family office mandate and resourcing, as well as establishing and maturing the HR function during his time at Minto.

Prior to Minto, Gerry worked within the technology and government sectors, as well as spending several years as a management consultant with Ernst and Young.

He now provides advisory services to family enterprises in Canada and the US in a variety of industries, as a trusted advisor to founding, active and next generation family as well as non-family executive and management.

Gerry focusses on bringing measurable value to his clients through consulting and advisory services that optimize existing organizational culture and structures, people strategies, compensation and incentive programs and HR services for family enterprises, including refining family and organizational vision, mandate and structure, leadership succession, implementation of family employment strategies, family enterprise governance, and family office services.

He has established and managed HR service delivery for companies ranging in scale from 100 to 1500 employees, providing the full scope of the HRM mandate – talent acquisition, development and compensation, as well as family, C-suite, executive and senior leadership assessment, development, compensation, and transition.

In his advisory practice with family enterprises, Gerry has been engaged by families in the Real Estate Development, Environmental, Arts and Entertainment, Hospitality, Leisure Product Manufacturing, Engineering and Business Support Service sectors.

His past consulting experience includes working with diverse clients across North America in such areas as Organizational Development, Operations Re-Alignment, HR Service Delivery Design and Implementation, Change Management, Communications, and Technology Implementations.

He has spoken at several conferences on various topical HR matters and issues, including change management, and the future of HRM. He has been invited to speak on various panels related to family business governance and management.

Gerry has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Carleton University and a Certificate in Labour-Management Relations from the University of Ottawa. He is a certified Family Enterprise Advisor (FEA), a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR, Canada), a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP, United States) and is certified in the Center for Creative Leadership’s Benchmarks 360 Assessment suite.

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