Gary R. Frank, PhD

Summary Profile 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-
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.

Education 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.

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

What Our Clients Say About Our Work

Organization and Process Design:

"As the Vice President and General Manager of a Global Software Development and Delivery Organization I had the pleasure of having Strategic Focus Associates assist my growing division to overcome our growth pains as we expanded and absorbed another large global internal division. Kathy was able to take an outside view of our current state and capitalize on her experiences from other projects like ours to ensure our organizational changes were structured effectively and maximized the team's expertise. Due to SFA's impartial expert moderation and guidance we were able to restructure my organization in a short period of time placing staff in the right function."

Steven Gordon, President & CEO, Network Topology, Inc.