GBA 2015 Fall Conference
October 8-10, 2015
Characteristics of Highly Effective Boards of Directors
Saturday, October 10, 2015 ~10:15AM – 11:15AM
Gerald J. "Gerry" Salontai, P.E. (Salontai Consulting Group)


Our industry is highly competitive today. Business leaders need every edge possible for success. When used effectively, a company’s Board of Directors can help guide the management team to greater heights. The Board can help the company achieve its vision and strategic direction, ensure that resources are allocated effectively, maintain financial strength, and maintain the best policies. Professional-service companies of all sizes and ownership structures are moving to a more dynamic and forward-looking governance model. Learn how your company sizes up in this area and where there may be an opportunity to “up the game” for your business.
Gerry will address:
the role and focus of the Board,
qualifications and selection of directors,
agenda and decisions for the management team vs. a Board, and
advancement of the company’s long-term vision and strategy.


ACEC 2015 Fall Conference
October 14-17, 2015
Westin Copley Place, Boston
Strategic Leadership: How the Best Execute Sustainable Growth and Profitability
Saturday, October 17 ~ 10:00am – 11:15am
Presented by Gerry Salontai, Salontai Consulting Group, LLC


No matter what the competition or external business climate may be, key strategic leadership practices will increase your firm’s opportunities for success.


EFCG CEO Conference
October 21-23, 2015
Harvard Club
27 W. 44th Street New York, NY
Workshop C: Strategic Leadership: Achieving Sustainable Growth and Profitability for Your Company
Friday, October 23 ~ 11:15AM-1:15PM
Leader: Gerry Salontai, Salontai Consulting Group


Strategy, executing fundamentals and agility are just some elements needed today to operate a successful company. This session will explore why some companies excel at implementing strategy and why others fail to achieve their desired goals. The topics will include the importance leading and developing the right strategy, how to improve implementation while rationalizing what you are currently doing to ensure investments are directed at the best opportunities to drive sustainable and profitable growth.


ROG Growth & Ownership Strategies Conference
Thursday, November 5 ~ 8:30AM-12:00PM
Overachievers: Tendencies of the A/E Industry's Top Performers
Gerry Salontai, CEO, Salontai Consulting Group, LLC and
Ian Rusk, Managing Principal, Rusk O'Brien Gido + Partners


How is it that some firms struggle year after year with low (or no) growth, skinny profit margins, and high staff turnover, while others consistently post double-digit growth and profit margins well above the median of their peers? Drawing on the latest data from a number of industry studies, Ian and Gerry will highlight the tactics and tendencies of top performing firms, and common missteps that contribute to poor performance.