DAVID MURRAY-HUNDLEY - The Grumpy Entrepreneur - Linkedin Profile Gerry's style is non-aggressive, more based on persuasion and convincing teams with the real facts, personable and not trying to brush aside priorities. I worked with Gerry back at Commerce One in a few different situations. The first one, was Gerry project managing two major high street brands in Hospitality and Pharmacy, and other buy-side clients to the platform. Project management of these stakeholders was a big challenge, with a lot of unknowns around the product, its custom framework, and budget control. I later worked with Gerry at another Commerce One client, Deutsche Telecom who were in partnership with Compaq Europe. Gerry was Programme manager for the implementation of the Commerce One market site product but also the ERP integration in SAP R3. This integration was at a time when XCBL was at a very early stage and integration to any ERP system was a customized solution and at a very large scale. Stakeholder management on this programme of work was extremely challenging with stakeholders and sponsors worldwide.
JOHN STYLES - University of Oxford - Linkedin Profile Gerry uses his analysis skills and quickly gets stuck into the detail of where things have gone wrong in projects. On two key projects for a Hospitality Group and a High Street Chemist who were implementing e-commerce for the first time, Gerry was able to triage the project issues to get things back on track, then put measures in place to keep them there to ensure they both completed successfully.
AXEL von KLEIST - Executive in Digital Transformations - Linkedin Profile Working with Gerry on a complex multi-national project, and with a combination of four key suppliers (software vendor, software developer, lead integrator and sub-contractors) in Saarbrucken, Deutschland I saw how he constantly and relentlessly worked with the individuals, breaking down the diverse barriers of culture and company politics to bring them together with a single purpose, to deliver the project, which was done successfully.
JOHN GOODALE - Managing Director at Finleigh Limited - Linkedin Profile Gerry led the implementation of a brand new technology platform into the UK market and in doing so established one of the first prepaid card products operating in the UK. Gerry has the skills to successfully establish and manage complex programmes and covers all aspects of people, process and technology. I would thoroughly recommend Gerry to any organisation looking for someone who could lead the development of a complex project to establish a new product or service
HARRY SEIFERT - Client Technical Specialist at IBM - Linkedin Profile I worked with Gerry whilst he was managing a very strategic and highly complex project at Nationwide Building Society in Swindon, UK. Gerry brought his subject matter expertise in project management to bear significantly, keeping a highly diverse and extremely opinionated cast of characters focused and on point during the course of the projects life cycle. His keen insights and unique ability to bring everyone to consensus was highly admirable. Gerry's earned my respect, and gained my admiration for a difficult assignment performed professionally and resulting in an on time, on budget solution delivery. I'm happy to endorse Gerry based on my own personal experiences working with him.
BERNARD PARISOT - Senior Director Education and Support - Linkedin Profile Working alongside Gerry at a time when my mission was to Implement Technical Support and Education Centre for Europe Middle East Africa, his support was invaluable in managing the professional services team who worked closely with my technical team. Providing support across 5 time zones and with 3 International teams in shifts. It was vital to develop the Support and Education Businesses in Europe and it was Gerry and his team who helped provide the technical knowledge and details of our customers deployed projects. Gerry is somebody you can trust for all aspect of your business particularly when interacting with customers, but also with long lasting and complex projects
ARND HERRMAN - Founder at Eagle Rock Marketing Management FZE - Linkedin Profile Gerry has been an amazing leader and got me excited from the first day we met. The prospect to lead several projects across Central Europe under his guidance was an opportunity I couldn't resist and gladly accept his offer to join the team. Despite challenging times, he led me, and his other direct reports, with wisdom, discernment and the necessary technical knowledge, assisted us to find the right direction and approach towards our international, demanding clients and complex projects, and jumped to our side whenever we needed support. While being flexible in his way of leading us, he showed a fantastic ability to make sure that projects were managed well, communication was sufficient and ongoing, and escalations handled appropriately. JIM DREW - Management Consultant - Linkedin Profile Gerry is a tenacious project manager who has an unrivalled ability to bring a sense of order and structure to complex business problems. His ability to understand complex subject matter and verbalize this into "business speak" uniquely positions Gerry to act as a conduit between technical and business resources. A very competent and experienced person who gives his all in order to complete the task