- Former COO replaces Ray Baxter; will focus on vision and growth
PRINCETON, New Jersey, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kepner-Tregoe (KT), the global capability development and consulting company, today announced that 13-year veteran Chris Geraghty has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Geraghty's experience includes more than 20 years serving the industrial sector, holding numerous senior management positions with manufacturing organizations. He succeeds Ray Baxter, who is retiring after serving as Kepner-Tregoe's CEO.
Geraghty joined Kepner-Tregoe in 1999 as a management consultant and was named a Principal for the firm's international business in 2003. From 2004 to 2011, he held the positions of Regional Managing Director in Australia, Southeast Asia and North America. Most recently, Geraghty served as Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for day-to-day operations in North America, EMEA, South East Asia, Japan and Australia.
"Going forward, our focus will be to build on the growth and vision brought to Kepner-Tregoe by Ray Baxter while continuing to deepen our suite of offerings and expanding our business in new geographies," said Geraghty. "The talent and experience of our consultants and staff are our greatest assets, and we will deploy those assets to serve and expand our global customer base.
"Businesses must become more effective and efficient to succeed in today's increasingly complex world," Geraghty continued. "My job, and everyone's job here at Kepner-Tregoe, is to empower organizational workforces with ongoing capability development, based on our Clear Thinking approach, that delivers a measurable business impact."
Geraghty expects Kepner-Tregoe growth to continue and stated that his global leadership team will collaborate to drive the company's strategic agenda forward. Short term goals, he said, include increasing business within markets that have traditionally been strong, such as North America, Europe and Australia, while expanding into China as well as other emerging markets.
Geraghty, who holds a M.Sc. from the University of Technology Sydney, majoring in Materials Science, and an Executive M.B.A. from the Australian Graduate School of Management, will remain based in Kepner-Tregoe's Princeton global headquarters but expects to spend substantial time with Kepner-Tregoe clients and consultants in all global regions.
Kepner-Tregoe (KT) provides capability development and consulting solutions across the world to help build Thinking Organizations that resolve the most pressing issues with clarity and confidence. Founded in 1958 based on ground-breaking research on how people think, solve problems and make decisions, Princeton-based Kepner-Tregoe is dedicated to helping organizations achieve Operational Excellence by improving quality, increasing efficiency and reducing costs. KT Clear Thinking is used at every level of client organizations: to implement strategy; achieve step-change improvements in operations; increase customer satisfaction in support organizations; and drive superior issue resolution throughout the organization. KT provides Clear Thinking for a complex world. For additional information, visit the company's website at kepner-tregoe.com or their social media platforms on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
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