Our Team

Our partners, practice leaders and consultants are a highly accomplished and widely respected group of individuals who share a passion for client responsiveness and business results improvement. They are accomplished practitioners with exceptionally broad domestic and international experience. Even more important, nearly all our professionals have successfully managed profit centers, P&L’s and Balance Sheets on either domestic or international bases.

Our entire team has many decades of global operating, financial and human resources expertise as well as a track record of improving business outcomes for our clients in ways that show themselves rapidly.

They are based in Chicago, Dallas, Jacksonville, Scottsdale, Sydney and Tucson.

Brian F. Gagan is the Leadership Strategies Founder and President and holds management and human resources degrees from the University of Maine and Syracuse University. He has lived throughout America and in Europe and his background includes large business unit and P&L responsibility as well as more than 36 years in operations and human resources arenas. He maintains an active role with two Board appointments and he has worked with enterprises in nearly all business sectors, large and small, domestic and international. He has held executive and officer positions with The Maine Medical Center, Burger King Corporation, The Pepsi-Cola Company, Lifetouch, CSK Auto and Blockbuster Entertainment Corporation. Some of Brian’s primary areas of specialty are mergers and acquisitions, elimination of organized labor influences, organizational structuring, retained executive search, pre-employment and pre-promotion executive capability evaluation, rapid enterprise turnarounds, senior executive performance improvement, assistance to public company Boards of Directors, international expansion, executive compensation, and elimination of human capital performance roadblocks.