I am a consultant for SME Skills Academy, based in Colombia.
I'm originally from England but have been living here in Latin America for over twenty years. Sí, yo hablo español!
I joined SME Skills Academy to have the freedom and opportunity to use my knowledge and experience of business management to help small business ventures in Colombia succeed.
I work with small and medium-sized businesses, applying the proven SME Skills sales systems to increase sales and achieve sustainable growth.
My background as a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and a Project Manager Professional (PMI) and over 10 years' experience of running medium-sized businesses with direct responsibility for sales, P&L, business performance and growth give me unique perspectives on business that help to elevate the insights I provide to my clients.
I also have a PhD in engineering and was formerly a lecturer at Aberdeen University, where I taught the Safety Engineering and Risk Management master’s programme. Currently, I'm studying for an MBA at the London School of Business and Finance.
Gary in a nutshell:
A Brit living in Colombia
SME Skills consultant with international business management experience
Passionate about making businesses succeed
Loves to teach, but prefers to learn
A favourite quote: "A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting." Carlos Casteñeda