Al serves as CEO of ZG Consultants with over three decades of combined experience in higher education, healthcare, research, law, compliance and business in the public and private sectors. Al is widely acknowledged as an expert in management, contract negotiations, strategic alliances/partnerships and innovation.
He is nationally recognized as a trailblazer in education, technology and healthcare. Throughout his career, Al has sought to maximize his gifts and talents as a servant leader, entrepreneur, consultant, administrator, tenured professor and speaker.
As an entrepreneur, Al served as CEO of two for-profit and one non-profit research institute. As a C-Suite university administrator, Al served as chief of staff and trusted advisor to several university CEOs as well as advisor to several governing boards. As Chief of Staff, Al had numerous responsibilities at different universities including operations, public safety, human resources, internal audit, risk and compliance, contracts, governmental and external affairs, athletics, Title IX and Title III.
His unique profile and expertise within the higher education, health care and public sector industries lies in his ability to meld bold innovation, strategy development and organizational excellence. Al's subject-matter expertise enables him to ensure that organizations have the core expertise to realize their strategic goals. To that end, he is as skilled in leading large-scale performance transformations and due-diligence initiatives as in assessing organizational health.
Al has completed leadership programs and initiatives at Harvard University, Carnegie Mellon University, American Council on Education (ACE) and American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU) Fellow - Millennium Leadership Initiative.