Greg Baker is President and CEO of Advance Consulting Inc., a management consulting and professional development firm serving corporate and government clients in the U.S. and abroad. Advance Consulting specializes in the transformation of people, teams, and organizations, helping clients adapt and thrive in the turbulent and challenging global business environment. Mr. Baker is a strategic and visionary leader with demonstrated experience growing and transforming businesses across multiple industries. He shares his experience by providing executive coaching to business leaders who are themselves leading significant change and innovation.
Since 2005, Mr. Baker led the transformation of Advance Consulting from a specialized training company into a management consulting and professional development company serving the needs of clients undergoing major business transformation. He directs company strategy and operations toward achieving its mission: To partner with our clients to achieve sustainable change in how their people and businesses operate, delivering strategic growth and profitability, and serving the broader evolution of the global community.
Advance Consulting’s clients represent virtually every major industry and functional area. Primary clients are typically CXOs, business unit leaders, department heads, and functional area leaders (e.g., IT, HR, Finance, Professional Services).
Mr. Baker was formerly an executive with CTB/McGraw-Hill, where he was Vice President of Programs and Business Transformation. Prior to CTB/McGraw-Hill he was a Vice President at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). He currently serves as Chairman of the Board at Learning For Life Charter School. Throughout his career, Mr. Baker’s focus has been on growing and transforming businesses across a variety of industries.
Mr. Baker holds an MBA in Management from San Diego State University, and a BA in Psychology (Honors Program) from the University of California, San Diego. He is a Registered Organizational Development Consultant with the International Society for Organization Development and Change. Awards and honors include the SAIC Founders Award for outstanding success in business development, and a Top Ten ranking in the International Business Plan Competition hosted by college MBA programs around the world.
Mr. Baker is launching his career as an author with his first book, The Energy Equation: Unlocking the Hidden Power of Energy in Business.