November 01, 2014 2:15 AM ET

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Company Overview of Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc.

Company Overview

Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc. engages in building a membership network for one-on-one professional learning and expertise that enables clients in various sectors to interact with experts to gain insights on operational and developmental challenges in real-time. Its membership network comprises thought leaders and practitioners, including business leaders, scientists, academics, former public sector leaders, and subject matter specialists. The company’s council members consult with its clients over the phone or in person; and through small group meetings or long-term board or special advisory positions. It serves investment firms, corporations, professional services clients, and startups in the ...

60 East 42nd Street

3rd Floor

New York, NY 10165

United States

Founded in 1998

Phone:

212-984-8500

Fax:

212-984-2485

Key Executives for Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board
Co-Founder and Director
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 57
Managing Director and General Counsel
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc. Key Developments

Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc. Appoints Jeff Kindler as Global Chair for GLG Institute

Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc. has appointed Jeff Kindler, former Pfizer chairman and CEO, as its global chair of the GLG Institute. Kindler joined Pfizer in 2002 and was named CEO in 2006. He was a senior leader at McDonalds Corporation from 1997 to 2001, joining as General Counsel before moving into management and becoming the business leader for McDonald's owned brands, including Chipotle Mexican Grill, Boston Market, Pret a Manger, and others. Kindler was previously an officer at General Electric Company from 1990 to 1996, and an attorney in Washington, D.C. from 1980 to 1990.

Bart Catalane Joins Gerson Lehrman Group as Chief Financial Officer

Gerson Lehrman Group announced that Bart Catalane has joined the firm as Chief Financial Officer, joining its senior management team. Catalane brings to the company more than 25 years of experience leading finance for venture- and private equity-backed companies, ranging from Open English (a venture-backed startup) to Getty Images and Ziff Davis Media. His previous financial and strategic experience includes positions at Webloyalty Holdings, LIN TV, TMP Worldwide, and Capital Cities/ABC. Additionally, he sat on the Boards of Directors of the National Association of Broadcasters, Radio Music License Committee (Co-Chair), and American Business Media.

GLG Opens Global Headquarters

GLG opened its global headquarters, stepping into a new model of transparency and collaboration in the workplace. The office is the first of its scale in the United States to embrace activity-based working, an innovative concept that eschews assigned personal workspaces for a more flexible and productive approach to work life. GLG's new headquarters encompasses more than 64,000 square feet over two now-connected floors of W&H Properties' historic One Grand Central Place (formerly the Lincoln Building). The building is located at 60 E. 42(nd) Street, at the top of Vanderbilt Avenue, across from Grand Central Terminal. The office is the latest project from Clive Wilkinson Architects and the 'Superdesk' for the Barbarian Group's New York offices. It is also the first major project completed in the new Vanderbilt Avenue corridor, part of the Midtown East area which has recently seen an increase in development projects, and received intense focus from both the Bloomberg and de Blasio administrations. The new headquarters, which has work space for 350 employees, clients, and guests, represents an important new opportunity for GLG. The activity-based working approach to the open office plan has gained a foothold in companies in Australia and parts of Europe. GLG's new office is organized into 'neighborhoods' of team tables, brainstorming stations, quiet concentration areas, telephone booths, meeting pods, conference rooms, an atrium, and a coffee bar. Employees move from neighborhood to neighborhood depending on the work they're doing. To make this work, employees have lockers to store their belongings overnight. They all use laptops that dock at screens where they choose to work. They still have office phone numbers, which run through their laptops with headsets.

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