I currently hold the Google Certified Professional Cloud Architect, Certified Professional Data Engineer and Cloud Engineer certifications. I have experience performing a number of migrations to and from Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Amazon Web Services (AWS).
I currently hold the Amazon Certified Solutions Architect Professional and Associate certifications with AWS. I have been designing, building, deploying and operating high scale systems on AWS for the past 7 years.
I have experience with technical advising for a number of early stage startups. From architecture planning and review to guidance around development practices to continuous integration and deployment.
I help start-ups and established companies and founders to create names for their new products, companies, apps, and websites. Taglines, too!
Leading innovation projects using data science and behavioral science in industries like healthcare, finance, insurance and AdTech. Experience building and managing teams, with or without a hands-on role.
Over 5 years of incubation consulting experience with The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Center for Business Innovation, worlds largest entrepreneurial leadership organization and technology incubator. That was in the hey days of technology incubation pretty much wrote the script on how to guide successful startup. Worked with over 60 ventures in the span of 5 years. Knows first hand challenges of entrepreneurs being part of the startup team in fintech Magma, Edutech NIIT, Blockchain based Bitminutes/P2P or personal ventures in Healthcare IT or in green ventures. Guiding coach for Satistiva.com helping startups in DevSecOps market.
Startup and Entrepreneurial Coaching
Gerald provides market analysis for SaaS and technology based businesses. My experience as a top performing sales executive at a number of high growth startups has provided me a broad view of the opportunities and threats that exist in industries such as 3rd Party Food Delivery, Consumer Journey Analytics, and E Commerce Marketplace.
My early career was highlighted by founding, growing, and exiting two business in Montreal, Canada. From there, I enjoyed the past 10+ years consulting with startups and SMBs to drive growth, providing the tools and resources to maximize potential and drive operational excellence.
EOS is a simple set of concepts and tools that synchronize how organizations meet, solve problems, plan, prioritize, follow processes, communicate, measure performance, clarify roles and manage. It helps firms gain traction.
All areas of Technology and cyber security from both a practitioner perspective (CIO/CISO) and from being a startup advisor (strategy, scale, funding, product)
Assist firms with strategic planning and optimizing people, processes and systems by putting the right people in the right seat, streamlining workflow processes and using technology to automate.
- Value Proposition - Values of the company - Partnerships needed - Marketing strategy - Pricing strategy
Successful founder. Advisor to several Venture Capital funds and Accelerators in Silicon Valley, Europe and Australia. Expert-in-Residence (Product and Business Model) at San Francisco AI Fund. Advisory board of Santa Clara University Business School (Silicon Valley). UC Berkeley Industry Fellow (Applied AI) at Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology.
Before becoming a coach, Tom worked in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. As a social entrepreneur, Tom secured $500,000 in seed funding and spent 16 years building programs at the Partnership for Public Service that now generate $10 million annually. Today, Tom coaches founders and C-suite leaders in growing private sector start-ups (i.e., total value of those companies is more than $1 billion), social entrepreneurs in the nonprofit sector, and executives (i.e., political and career) in government.
Effective leadership is based on a multiple set of skills that lead to high performance from the executive team and employees across the entire business. Its essential ingredients are trust which then leads to effective a defined mission with matching values, a vision, sound strategic planning, a consistent communication strategy, developing KPIs, following and publishing its metrics, implementing performance management systems, increasing safety, and ultimately influencing followers to perform in ways that advance the mission of the company. Coaching services focus on providing the training, brainstorming, consulting and accountability necessary to advance leaders to the next level helping them to: • Create space for strategic thinking • Delegate to their team more effectively • Improve their team and company engagement • Sustain high performance in their teams • Work in a more Agile way • Improve their time management • Enhance their communication skills for greater influence and impact • Find how they can overcome the ways they sabotage themselves • Improve trust within their team • Identify roadblocks and how to surmount them • Identify outcomes that are detrimental to their professional success