Dick Gourley is Managing Director of Mackenzie Stewart, a leadership development and strategy consulting firm. The firm's purpose is helping clients build enduring great organizations.
Dick’s diverse life experiences make him uniquely qualified to serve as a trusted advisor to leaders, business organizations, and nonprofit organizations. As both a seasoned executive and management consultant, he has a wealth of knowledge available to share with clients who want to improve their organization’s business performance.
Clients describe him as a disciplined and structured problem solver; an excellent strategist and business planner; an experienced and innovative marketeer; a positive builder of teams; funny; and very easy-going. He is known for walking the talk and for his commitment to serving others as a principle-centered servant leader.
Mid-Career: In 2001, Dick established GSMR Consulting, a firm serving Silicon Valley organizations that are starting-up or in transition. From 2001 through 2009, the firm’s clients included early stage start-ups, turnarounds, nonprofits, emerging private enterprises, and global public companies. The client knowledge and lessons learned while leading GSMR Consulting provided the foundation and inspiration for the creation of Mackenzie Stewart in 2010.
Early Career: Gourley began his business career at IBM Corporation in Seattle, WA. During the next twenty years, Dick served in a number of international sales and marketing leadership positions at IBM, Oracle, Adaptec, GET Manufacturing, and Talk City Marketing Group.
Education: Dick attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering in 1975. He is also a graduate of the Executive Program in Management at The Anderson School, UCLA.
Specialties: Leadership Development, Assessment, Strategy, Organization, Customer Development, Marketing, Sales, Customer Experience, Business Transformation.