Meet Our Associates


Gary Frank, Senior Consultant

Gary is a consultant with 33 years of experience. He is the former Manager of Organization Development at Storage Technology Corporation and a former member of the graduate faculty at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His work focuses primarily on guiding clients through major organizational changes to operationalize strategy through structure and to create high performance work systems. Gary has consulted with organizations in a variety of industries including high technology manufacturing, sales and service, heavy manufacturing, consumer food products, health care, training and education, chemical production, pharmaceuticals, oil transport, law enforcement and corrections, and public education.

Professional Experience
Associate, Strategic Focus Associates, 2014-Present
Principal, Performance Development Associates Colorado, 1991-Present
Adjunct Graduate Faculty, University of Colorado, 1998-2000
Manager of Organization Development, Storage Technology, 1985-1991
Associate, Voorhis Associates, 1981-1985
Assistant Dean, Graduate School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado, 1979-1981
Director of Administrative Services, Boulder County Sheriff's Office, 1975-1979

Professional Focus
To help people in organizations create high performance work systems using participative approaches to strategic planning, organization and process redesign, and organization development.

Ph.D., University of Colorado
MPA, University of Colorado.
BA, Ohio University

Author and Presenter
Gary has presented papers and symposia at Ecology of Work, Organization Development Network, and Association for Quality and Participation conferences in the U.S. and Europe. His published work appears in The Change Handbook: Group Methods for Changing the Future, People in Charge: Creating Self-Managing Workplaces, Discovering Common Ground, and Large Group Interventions as well as conference proceedings.

Partial Client List
University of Texas at Arlington, Howard University Health Sciences, ProBuild Holdings, Inc., Medical University of South Carolina, Health Care Service Corporation, Jeppesen Aviation, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Microsoft, Scottsdale Insurance Company, R. W. Johnson Pharmaceutical Research Institute, Nabisco, Ethicon Endo Surgery, Acterna, Quantum Corporation, Central Intelligence Agency, and Weyerhaeuser