Gumz and Block will join Merryck & Cos’ global team of more than 65 former CEOs and senior executives. Bringing an operator's perspective to leadership development, Gumz and Block will help today’s successful leaders and their teams accelerate their effectiveness, develop a clearer enterprise perspective and deliver sustainable business results faster. Both have extensive backgrounds in consumer products, strategic direction and change management.
“A mentor’s only vested interest is in the success of his client and the client’s organization,”
Block has previously advised the People’s Bank of China, several of the world’s largest financial institutions, retailers, insurance companies, private equity groups, and consumer product manufacturers on a series of topics ranging from global strategic development to improving senior executive productivity.
Gumz is also a proven leader with international business experience. He has delivered exceptional revenue, profit and net operating growth in fast moving technology businesses including consumer electronic, life science and healthcare markets. His 30+ year career includes work at Olympus Corporation, General Electric, Marubeni America Corporation and Sankyo Seiki Co.
"Perhaps the most important lesson I learned in business is that you have to listen to people,” Gumz said. "As a mentor, it's a very different role and I'm looking forward to being an aider and guider; learning what the mentee wants to achieve and determining the best way to go about helping that individual get there."
When driving a transformation, a leader's willingness to be self aware about how he or she shows up can be a difference maker in the organization's chance of success.
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