Leading Change

We know that most large-scale transformation efforts fail. And that resistance to change is a given. Leaders can do to substantially increase the odds that their companies won't be among those that fail while getting people to embrace new ideas to change their behavior is key to any improvement effort.


Smart and capable professionals often perform well in their roles until they are confronted with a series of challenges that make leading effectively much more difficult. Gaining support for change can't be an afterthought - it takes an understating of how to build trust and acceptance that can last. The Salontai Consulting Group can help you build plans using approaches that create change though a series of proven practices and decades-long experience tailored to your company.

What Clients Say

"Gerry's knowledge of the industry makes him a valuable resource and he has been instrumental in supporting our growth."


Ed Alizadeh

CEO of Geotechnology, Inc.

"Thank you" seems so totally inadequate for your absolutely masterful Fundamentals of Professional Practice Laureate's presentation. The content was completely spot on, and the way in which you organized it was inspiring...but the delivery was even better: relaxed, humorous, serious, approachable. Easily half of the 100 "rising stars" of the 40 firms represented congratulated me for bringing you in to speak!

John Bachner, Bachner Communications
Keynote presentation in Denver, CO

"I have worked with many CEO's in my 30 year career and Gerry is without question one of the best. Gerry has the unique ability to quickly assess a financial situation good or bad. Some call it a gut instinct, but as a CFO I know Gerry knows the numbers beyond his gut and what it takes to keep a business humming along! Gerry has kept me on my toes and will do the same with any other CFO or CEO that has the opportunity to share in his knowledge."

John Pilkington
Former CFO, Kleinfelder

"Gerry Salontai has been very helpful to Freese and Nichols in his role as an advisory board member. He has a very straightforward approach and has brought a unique perspective to our firm on a variety of topics. I appreciate the way he shares his experience-providing an opinion with several possible options to help resolve an issue. He uses this approach like a master."

Ron Lemons
Freese and Nichols, Inc.

“Gerry brings to our board a valuable combination of experience in our industry and an acute understanding of our company’s growth strategy and priorities.”

Dickerson Wright
CEO of NV5


“Gerry provided DUDEK insights on leadership and our industry having been a CEO at Kleinfelder and working now with several Boards and corporate leaders across the country.   As well as serving on our Board for many years, he serves on multiple Board committees; and as part of DUDEK’s senior leaders group he is involved with Financial Performance, Strategic Planning and Internal Ownership Transition”

Frank Dudek

“Gerry Salontai was VHB’s first outside board member.  He came to us as a former CEO with experience leading a firm from annual revenues of $100M to $300M – exactly what we were planning to do!  Gerry brings deep industry knowledge and a unique style that is both challenging and insightful.  Gerry is the real deal and with his help VHB is well along the way to its goal increasing revenues by $80M during his tenure.” 

Bob Brustlin

Founder and Chairman

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