Gary Patterson
Gary Patterson, MBA, CPA

Georgia, United States

Gary Patterson, MBA, CPA

Georgia, United States

"Helping leaders stop feeling like a best kept secret, coasting on past success, or being stuck. Enable strategic growth leverage you did not know you had! And this FiscalDoctor makes business calls. "

Expert On

  • Business Growth
  • Sustainability: Organizational
  • Facilitator
  • Accountability
  • Management
  • Risk Management

Experience In

  • Corporate
  • Manufacturing
$5,000 - $7,500
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About Gary Patterson

You know how even when you follow best practices, your company can run into economic snags:

  • staying a best kept secret,
  • stuck or
  • smugly coasting on past success?

I help you solve this.

I do this by specializing in helping leaders strategically increase revenue profitably with less stress by uncovering Million Dollar Blind Spots© in time to avoid costly mistakes and make the best business decisions; carrying out rigorous due diligence, strategic enterprise risk management (ERM) and risk assessment reviews, and partnering with them on critical fiscal and financial projects.

Imagine Finding the million dollar blindspot, before it finds you. Unlike most speakers, I do not talk about risk for the sake of insurance, safety or ISO expertise. I speak about balancing strategic risk and reward from the perspective of achieving sustainable profitable growth and accountability to achieve your strategic goals.

Clients, past interviews and quotes include: National Speakers Association, Commerce Club, Reverse Logistics Association, Supply Chain & Transportation USA, Brightsource Energy, UIC, ExecSense, Proformative, MetricStream. INC, Forbes, Entrepreneur, The Conference Board of Canada, Travelpro, Corporate Compliance Insights, Financier Global, Blue Ridge Inventory, NationaLease, APICS, FEI, JDEdwards (UK) Users Conference, and Association of Strategic Planners among others.

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Gary Patterson has learned one thing from analyzing and helping hundreds of companies: "What You Don't Know That Your Don't Know About Your Business Can Cost You Your Business" which can mean the difference between life and death, in your product, business, department, life or job.

  • Many business leaders focus diligently on their company's small, visible details only to be blindsided by the monumental and far more impactful events they didn't see coming such as the loss of a key customer, the departure of a key employee, or a harmful assault by a close competitor. Yes, the details are important, but leadership and vision are imperative to fostering continued growth and prosperity.
  • Successful business leaders periodically examine and evaluate many aspects of their businesses, including employee morale and development; product and service quality; growth, profit margins and profitability; marketing and advertising; customer development and retention; data analysis and financial reporting; budgeting and cash flow forecasting; inventory management and supply chain automation; vision and forward thinking; ERM, operations risk management (ORM), governance, advisory and corporate board of directors and so on.
  • Insider Gary Patterson challenges C-level executives to expose their books, reveal their true company financial health, and avoid disaster, with seven secrets! Many executives delude themselves into thinking their balance sheets and financial statements present an actual company financial picture.

Most requested topics:

  • Business Boosters and Risk Reducers 402: Golden Concepts for Sustainable Profitable Growth
  • Leaders: Regain Control
  • Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) in a Box 

Gary focuses on three components to add massive value to attendees:
1. Learn how to benefit from (a) 20/20 fiscal vision, (b) unlocking the vault, or (c) unswissing the cheese.
2. Spotlight the secrets most executives miss on growth.
3. Recognize those areas draining your company's profitability.

Through Gary's insight, you will command your audience's attention and deliver them from the deep and dark chasm of creative financing and Solipcism. You can love him or hate him, but one thing is sure, you can't ignore him when you want to control your financial future!

This commonsense approach unlocks added value both identifying formerly invisible opportunities and revealing key risk areas business unwittingly take.

Biographical Profile

Interviewed or presented internationally to over 145 publications and groups including INC, Entrepreneur, Best Manufacturing (AU), Conference Board of Canada, National Speakers Association, Guidestar, Directors & Boards, Financial Executives Institute, AMA, Agenda and More Magazine.

Gary W. Patterson, The FiscalDoctor®, helps control your financial destiny, and capitalize on hidden high return opportunities, while limiting exposure to risk

Patterson is the author of "Best Practices for Long-Term Business Health", "Fiscal Fitness System", "Million Dollar Blind Spots" and "Why Risk Management: Systems for Making Informed Financial Decisions."

  • Honored as a published thought leader by Financial Time's ExecSense service.
  • Serving as a National Virtual Business Advisor (VBA) in Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses.
  • Leader at 2 international INC 500 companies.
  • Former CEO,CFO,CTO,COO,CCO and Chief Xerox Operator
  • Graduate of Jeff Justice's Comedy Workshop

Enterprise Risk Management Expert, ERM, Risk Assessment, Business Health Assessment, Strategy, Leadership, Operational Risk Management, and ORM.



Program Information

Leaders: Regain Control

Format: 1 hour or 1.5 hour keynote or 1 day strategic workshop

This program is perfect for:
  • C-Suite, senior management and leaders
  • Teams struggling, stuck or coasting on past success
  • Individuals wanting to increase their productivity and value

The audience will leave with:

  • ​A plan for focusing on the 5 biggest mistakes to avoid in growing your business with a focus on strategic areas you need to address to reduce or minimize your risks.
  • Teams will develop a practical, actionable process that you can implement the day after this presentation.
  • Leaders will develop a roadmap for identifying and addressing the biggest mistakes in growing your business

​Do you know how even great leaders with a great company face the challenge of not meeting their dreams? Thankfully, there's a fiscal doctor in the building, who managed an award winning Fortune 1000 JDE Premiere global manufacturing re-engineering pilot while earning ISO certification.

I am passionate about helping you (1) drive responsibility and accountability through your management team, (2) grow top line revenues and (3) reduce risks.

educational / informative audience activity technical / specific inspirational / life-changing

Business Boosters and Risk Reducers 402: Golden Concepts for Sustainable Profitable Growth

Format: ​ Can be presented as a 1, 2, 4 or 8 hour session or strategic workshop 

This program is perfect for:

  • ​Senior management
  • Teams struggling, stuck or coasting on past success
  • Their co-workers, peers and employees

The audience will leave with:

  • ​Leaders, managers and team members will understand how to better focus on formerly invisible strategic areas you need to address to increase opportunities or decrease risks.
  • Senior management and managers will come away with a roadmap to address the cause of apparent coasting, stuck or good enough results.
  • Your organization will dramatically improve it's ability to find your path to sustainable profitable strategic growth. 

Think of this as a way to consider balancing Business Boosters and Risk Reducers as you improve your bsuiness. Learn how to sometimes stop feeling like a best kept secret, coasting on past success, or just plain old being stuck. Enable sustainable, profitable, strategic growth with your hidden leverage while finding your Million Dollar Blind Spot: Before It Finds You!

In a roller coaster turbulent world of paradigm-shifting events, imagine gaining a competitive advantage or reducing unforeseen risk. Benefit from an experienced outsider tasked with helping you navigate your journey toward strategic growth, an improved bottom line, or just less stress.

A facilitated discussion on your choice of 1 or more of 5 strategically focused financial, growth and operational issues to unearth where to help grow your business while reducing risk. Consider a peer discussion on (1) Why you, why now, (2) Change: new products or services, (3) Meeting budget: three biggest challenges, (4) Opportunity cost; Aunt Matilda exercise, or (5) Long-term risks: what would J Paul Getty do.

Apply common sense approaches

educational / informative audience activity technical / specific inspirational / life-changing

Which of these Major Taboo Issues Are Growing Inside Your Company?

Format: ​Can be presented on a panel, 1 hour, or 1.5 hour session or 1 day tactical workshop

This program is perfect for:
  • ​​Senior management
  • Teams struggling, stuck or coasting on past success
  • Managers of those groups

The audience will leave with:

  • Leaders and team members will increase their focus on key strategic areas you need to address to increase opportunities or decrease risks.
  • Team members will be relieved that someone else pointed out 800 pound gorilla issues you would you rather someone else brings up.
  • Leaders will improve your corporate governance and strategic enterprise risk management processes.

This facilitated discussion will be based upon interviewing 100 Executive Directors, CEOs and board of director members at National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and Boardsource annual conferences as part of publishing two articles each providing 20 uncomfortable topics which board directors and executive directors sometime gloss over:

  • How Many 800-Pound Issues Is Your Board Finessing? published by Guidestar and 
  • Boardroom Black Holes and Taboos published by Financier Worldwide (UK).
educational / informative audience activity technical / specific

Getting C Suite Engagement (& Support) for Your Crucial ..... Initiatives

Format:​​Can be presented on a panel, 1 hour, or 1.5 hour session, or a tactical hands-on workshop

This program is perfect for:
  • ​Anyone submitting requests for resources: people, money or time
  • Anyone helping prepare those requests for resources
  • Senior management and other leaders
  • Salespersons wanting to understand their customers approval processes

The audience will leave with:

  • Leaders and team members will better evaluate when you are better off NOT getting project approval. 
  • Team members will come away with the secret encrypted password and handshake of getting C Suite approval and buy-in.
  • Teams will learn five tactical steps which will strengthen your ability to resolve your key issue(s).

​This facilitated discussion to help unlock crucial funding and support from peers and upper management across projects anywhere in your business, including building your initial infrastructiure or procedures.

  • These insider secrets led to over 40 financing, M&A and non-monetary transactions aggregating more than $390 million. 
  • Take advantage of Gary's experience of proven success with over 200 companies and save 30 years of trial and error.
  • These best practices were developed including two international INC 500 companies, spread across every industry sector, while serving as C Suite head of every functional area.
inspirational / life-changing technical / specific audience activity educational / informative

Taking Risk Out of Your Business: Find the Million Dollar Blind Spot Before It Finds You

Format: ​1 hour or 1.5 hour keynote or breakout or 1 day strategic workshop

This program is perfect for:
  • ​Senior management and leaders
  • Teams struggling, stuck or coasting on past success
  • Individuals whose incentives depend upon business wide results

The audience will leave with:

  • ​A plan for focusing on the strategic areas you need to address to reduce or minimize your risks.
  • Teams will develop a practical, actionable process that you can implement the day after this presentation.
  • Leaders will develop a roadmap for identifying and developing new revenue streams.

​Many business leaders focus diligently on their company's small, visible details only to be blindsided by the monumental and far more impactful events they didn't see coming such as the loss of a key customer, the departure of a key employee, or a harmful assault by a close competitor. Yes, the details are important, but leadership and vision are imperative to fostering continued growth and prosperity.

Unlike most speakers, I do not talk about risk for the sake of insurance, safety or ISO expertise. I speak about balancing strategic risk and reward from the perspective of achieving profitable growth and accountability to achieve your goals.

educational / informative technical / specific audience activity inspirational / life-changing

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) in a Box

Format: ​Can be presented as a 1, 2, 4 or 8 hour session or strategic workshop

This program is perfect for:

  • Business setting up initial risk management capabilies, improving existing processes, or focusing on adding strategic and operational ROI 
  • ​Chief Risk Officers and their organization
  • Internal Auditors and their organization
The audience will leave with:
  • Team members will come away with improved processes to balance risk compliance program or risk assessment costs with benefits
  • Leaders will be better able to satisfy pressures from the CFO and board of directors to add value, while improving your corporate governance and strategic enterprise risk management processes
  • Both the Risk and Internal Audit functions will be able to laser focus on strategic areas you need to address to increase opportunities or decrease risks.

​When the cost of what you do not know can be business cancer for your business, job or reputation!

Unlike most speakers, I do not talk about risk for the sake of insurance, safety or ISO expertise. I speak about balancing strategic risk and reward from the perspective of achieving profitable growth and accountability to achieve your goals.

If you think corporate fiscal topics aren't interesting, THINK AGAIN! Gary Patterson has a passion to help others in this crucial, strategic topic that too many leaders avoid as long as possible.

Profit from the basics to create ERM , add value to an existing program, or 12 highly focused steps recommended by 50 CEOs and directors  to balance risk and reward, in my article below. 

http://corporatecomplianceinsights.com/12-steps-make-erm-team-sport/

educational / informative audience activity technical / specific inspirational / life-changing

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Thank you Gary, it was an absolute pleasure working with you. Thank you being so proactive -makes my job a lot easier!

Best,

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A.L.D., Marketing Coordinator, The Conference Board of Canada (Verified @conferenceboard.ca)

The Benefactory and I have received exceptional benefits from your ideas, suggestions, and
responsiveness. You help us spot problems and opportunities that allow us to “balance risk
and reward and develop peripheral vision” (as your book recommends.)

If anyone is thinking about a speaker or consultant to provide facilitation or a strategic
planning workshop, Gary is the “go to person”. Who knew someone with such strong
financial, operational and strategic experience could actually provide humor and warmth
while helping me and the company. He made us feel we were much more than just a client.

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R.H., CEO, The Benefactory (Verified @aol.com)

“I hired Gary for this project because he has that rare combination of intelligence, integrity and humility required to energize employees in implementing complex strategic changes — the success of the project proved that I was right.”

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C.H.R., Former Chairman and Managing Director, H.H. Robertson, UK (Verified @gmail.com)

I am Anna Chafen, Member Relations at the Commerce Club Atlanta. I actually secured Gary Patterson, The Fiscal Doctor to come speak to our members and guests. Gary was super easy to work with, and has great energy. He presented to our guests at a luncheon about "How to Find Their Million Dollar Blind Spots Before It Finds Them. The crowd really enjoyed it. There was lots of dialogue. Gary is very receptive to answering questions. He thinks on his toes and we really enjoyed him.

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A.C., Member relations, Commerce Club Atlanta (Verified @ourclub.com)

Thank you for your valuable contribution to our publication over the past year. Your articles have offered breakthrough insights and practical wisdom on the increasing importance of risk management.

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A.L., Editor, Bean Media (Verified @hotmail.com)

"Gary connected the dots for us. He has an almost unique ability to zoom between crystallizing executive level strategic issues to facilitating tactical resolution points. Our priorities and resolution were there, ready for his catalyst skills."

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A.P., President, Financial Support Services, Inc. (Verified @bellsouth.net)

He creates impressive short term wealth by maximizing margins and identifying hidden balance sheet assets that are underappreciated or underutilized, with a focus on fearlessly resolving uncomfortable and awkward organizational obstacles

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D.M., Founder & CEO, The Cielo Group (Verified @cielo-group.com)

Risk management is not about assessing, monitoring, mitigating, and responding to generic risk; it's about
identifying particular risks endemic to a company's business.

Gary Patterson avoids tiresome buzzwords like market liquidity and obtuse math formulas and instead uses plain English to shed light on a subject that is in desperate need of an overhaul.

How many risk analysts ask: 'Who are your top ten competitors and what do they do?' Patterson does

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E.G., global debt market strategist, CEO Tempus Advisors, and NYU adjunct lecturer (Verified @optonline.net)

I have had the opportunity to sit in on Gary's presentations and workshops. Gary is an excellent speaker and thought provoker. He has a unique ability to connect and relate to business and finance leaders across multiple industries with proven results. 

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C.H., International Treasury and Cash Management Solutions, Western Union Business Solutions (Verified @business.westernunion.com)

Gary has been a faculty member at my CEO Boot Camp and I have worked together with him on client engagements. He can quickly assess any company's financial vulnerabilities and apply his vast experience to mitigate those risks. Most companies have hidden risk that should be managed. Gary can diagnose that and prescribe a solution. He can also infuse professional best practices in the accounting and finance areas that every company should have, but most do not.

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B.N., Affilate at Blackmore Partners - Seeking Acquisitions for Private Equity Deals, C-Level Enterprises, Inc (Verified @clevelenterprises.com)

“ Gary Patterson's presentation style, preparation, and manner of weaving interesting stories to add humor, and even fun, to technical and complex issues makes him my 'Go to Person' for moderating and facilitating discussions at Entretech Forum. I look forward to bringing him back next year."

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L.C.G., Managing Director, Entretech Forum (Verified @taacorp.com)

Gary - You were a super guest!

I'm going to STUDY your book --- for all three businesses!

You did a great job explaining things while whetting my appetite, and hopefully listeners had the same experience!

Here's the link address at BTR:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/marniesfriends/2015/09/09/management-traininghow-to-prevent-bad-things-from-happening-to-good-companies
and at iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/marnies-friends/id394899087?mt=2
To download the segment, go to the BTR link.
You'll see the play and download options near the very top of the page -- at right.
Again, thank you so much for sharing the air!
I look forward to connecting with you again.

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M.S., Author, Speaker, Trainer & Media Expert, Marnie's Friends Talk Radio (Verified @marnie.com)

I hosted a webinar (Find Million Dollar Blind Spots in your Supply Chain) with Gary Patterson, the FiscalDoctor for our supply chain software customers. Both they and I received valuable (even humorous) insights about spotlighting, prioritizing and actually solving Million Dollar Blind Spots. I recommend Gary for finding Million Dollar Blind Spots in your business, as a workshop or project.

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G.W., CEO, Blue Ridge (Not Verified)

As an 'outsider' Gary can act as an objective observer of key events and general business planning; critically important to anyone in the early stages of a start-up or middle-market company.

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C.A., CEO, Walleye (Not Verified)

Gary Patterson, the FiscalDoctor, was a welcomed addition to our monthly roundtable discussion. If you're looking for a speaker on enterprise risk management, look no further. Gary is the one!

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S.D., Director of Business Development, Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership (Not Verified)

“I want to thank you for the fine work you did for the Atlanta History Center. You came in without knowing anything about History Museums in general or us in particular and got our staff to focus on the key areas that impeded our growth. Most importantly you raised the urgency about our need for the new 5 year strategic plan that would incorporate the 10 areas of concern identified by the staff. You were tenacious and diligent in getting the project organized, the cats herded and the product delivered to us and our board.

Thank you for your help and professionalism in bringing our organization a renewed focus on strategic planning.”

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S.H., President & CEO, Atlanta History Center (Not Verified)

“Gary helped revise the overall economic structure of the group during a dramatic increase in the company’s size and complexity. He demonstrated creative approaches to problem solving in his areas of responsibility which included buyouts, restructuring project debt and ownership.”

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S.L.B., Partner, KPMG Peat Marwick (Not Verified)

Gary's experience is unmistakable. You know that he's done what you are doing before and has dealt with difficult situations. His broad exposure to a variety of situations helps him think 'out of the box' to develop creative solutions. He is also unflappable in front of boards and lenders."

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G.C., CEI, IDS (Not Verified)

“Smart, never-give-up- guy who does whatever it takes to get the job done.”

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J.C., CPA, Jim Cast CPA (Not Verified)

Gary's ability to work with financial institutions and professionals has always been critical in our successful negotiations.

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W.W.A., CEO, Builders Interests Group (Not Verified)

I recommend Gary for a wide range of key executive positions in the financial or administrative area.

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D.R.R., President, ACR (Not Verified)

This is to recommend the services of Gary Patterson, Financial Consultant.

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D.P.L., Vice President, BEt Trransportation Inc. (Not Verified)

He is well rounded and has excellent business acumen.

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E.H.E.J., Partner, Coopers & Lybrand (Not Verified)

We think very highly of you.

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D.R.D., Chairman of the Board, Daseke & Co. Inc. (Not Verified)

I am pleased to provide this letter of reference for you in your professional endeavors.

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B.H.M., Partner, Margolis, Phipps & Wright, PC (Not Verified)

Gary did a superlative job.

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R.C.W.J.., Partner, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP (Not Verified)

Our producers are really pleased with how the webinar turned out and we anticipate some great exposure as it gets released through our distribution partners. Once again, your webinar really looked and sounded fantastic.

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L.J., Editorial Manager, ExecSense Webinars (Not Verified)

Gary operates his business as the Fiscal Doctor. This gives you an idea of how clever he is. Gary is a great resource to work with senior executives who need behind the scenes coaching to grasp the implications of the numbers before them.

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L.S., Founder, Board Options, Inc. (Not Verified)

Coaching and interaction was wonderful.

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C.C., Compliance Manager, Lam Research Corporation (Not Verified)

Programs

Leaders: Regain Control

educational / informative audience activity technical / specific inspirational / life-changing
Format: 1 hour or 1.5 hour keynote or 1 day strategic workshop

This program is perfect for:
  • C-Suite, senior management and leaders
  • Teams struggling, stuck or coasting on past success
  • Individuals wanting to increase their productivity and value

The audience will leave with:

  • ​A plan for focusing on the 5 biggest mistakes to avoid in growing your business with a focus on strategic areas you need to address to reduce or minimize your risks.
  • Teams will develop a practical, actionable process that you can implement the day after this presentation.
  • Leaders will develop a roadmap for identifying and addressing the biggest mistakes in growing your business

​Do you know how even great leaders with a great company face the challenge of not meeting their dreams? Thankfully, there's a fiscal doctor in the building, who managed an award winning Fortune 1000 JDE Premiere global manufacturing re-engineering pilot while earning ISO certification.

I am passionate about helping you (1) drive responsibility and accountability through your management team, (2) grow top line revenues and (3) reduce risks.

Business Boosters and Risk Reducers 402: Golden Concepts for Sustainable Profitable Growth

educational / informative audience activity technical / specific inspirational / life-changing
Format: ​ Can be presented as a 1, 2, 4 or 8 hour session or strategic workshop 

This program is perfect for:

  • ​Senior management
  • Teams struggling, stuck or coasting on past success
  • Their co-workers, peers and employees

The audience will leave with:

  • ​Leaders, managers and team members will understand how to better focus on formerly invisible strategic areas you need to address to increase opportunities or decrease risks.
  • Senior management and managers will come away with a roadmap to address the cause of apparent coasting, stuck or good enough results.
  • Your organization will dramatically improve it's ability to find your path to sustainable profitable strategic growth. 

Think of this as a way to consider balancing Business Boosters and Risk Reducers as you improve your bsuiness. Learn how to sometimes stop feeling like a best kept secret, coasting on past success, or just plain old being stuck. Enable sustainable, profitable, strategic growth with your hidden leverage while finding your Million Dollar Blind Spot: Before It Finds You!

In a roller coaster turbulent world of paradigm-shifting events, imagine gaining a competitive advantage or reducing unforeseen risk. Benefit from an experienced outsider tasked with helping you navigate your journey toward strategic growth, an improved bottom line, or just less stress.

A facilitated discussion on your choice of 1 or more of 5 strategically focused financial, growth and operational issues to unearth where to help grow your business while reducing risk. Consider a peer discussion on (1) Why you, why now, (2) Change: new products or services, (3) Meeting budget: three biggest challenges, (4) Opportunity cost; Aunt Matilda exercise, or (5) Long-term risks: what would J Paul Getty do.

Apply common sense approaches

Which of these Major Taboo Issues Are Growing Inside Your Company?

educational / informative audience activity technical / specific
Format: ​Can be presented on a panel, 1 hour, or 1.5 hour session or 1 day tactical workshop

This program is perfect for:
  • ​​Senior management
  • Teams struggling, stuck or coasting on past success
  • Managers of those groups

The audience will leave with:

  • Leaders and team members will increase their focus on key strategic areas you need to address to increase opportunities or decrease risks.
  • Team members will be relieved that someone else pointed out 800 pound gorilla issues you would you rather someone else brings up.
  • Leaders will improve your corporate governance and strategic enterprise risk management processes.

This facilitated discussion will be based upon interviewing 100 Executive Directors, CEOs and board of director members at National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and Boardsource annual conferences as part of publishing two articles each providing 20 uncomfortable topics which board directors and executive directors sometime gloss over:

  • How Many 800-Pound Issues Is Your Board Finessing? published by Guidestar and 
  • Boardroom Black Holes and Taboos published by Financier Worldwide (UK).

Getting C Suite Engagement (& Support) for Your Crucial ..... Initiatives

inspirational / life-changing technical / specific audience activity educational / informative
Format:​​Can be presented on a panel, 1 hour, or 1.5 hour session, or a tactical hands-on workshop

This program is perfect for:
  • ​Anyone submitting requests for resources: people, money or time
  • Anyone helping prepare those requests for resources
  • Senior management and other leaders
  • Salespersons wanting to understand their customers approval processes

The audience will leave with:

  • Leaders and team members will better evaluate when you are better off NOT getting project approval. 
  • Team members will come away with the secret encrypted password and handshake of getting C Suite approval and buy-in.
  • Teams will learn five tactical steps which will strengthen your ability to resolve your key issue(s).

​This facilitated discussion to help unlock crucial funding and support from peers and upper management across projects anywhere in your business, including building your initial infrastructiure or procedures.

  • These insider secrets led to over 40 financing, M&A and non-monetary transactions aggregating more than $390 million. 
  • Take advantage of Gary's experience of proven success with over 200 companies and save 30 years of trial and error.
  • These best practices were developed including two international INC 500 companies, spread across every industry sector, while serving as C Suite head of every functional area.

Taking Risk Out of Your Business: Find the Million Dollar Blind Spot Before It Finds You

educational / informative technical / specific audience activity inspirational / life-changing
Format: ​1 hour or 1.5 hour keynote or breakout or 1 day strategic workshop

This program is perfect for:
  • ​Senior management and leaders
  • Teams struggling, stuck or coasting on past success
  • Individuals whose incentives depend upon business wide results

The audience will leave with:

  • ​A plan for focusing on the strategic areas you need to address to reduce or minimize your risks.
  • Teams will develop a practical, actionable process that you can implement the day after this presentation.
  • Leaders will develop a roadmap for identifying and developing new revenue streams.

​Many business leaders focus diligently on their company's small, visible details only to be blindsided by the monumental and far more impactful events they didn't see coming such as the loss of a key customer, the departure of a key employee, or a harmful assault by a close competitor. Yes, the details are important, but leadership and vision are imperative to fostering continued growth and prosperity.

Unlike most speakers, I do not talk about risk for the sake of insurance, safety or ISO expertise. I speak about balancing strategic risk and reward from the perspective of achieving profitable growth and accountability to achieve your goals.

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) in a Box

educational / informative audience activity technical / specific inspirational / life-changing
Format: ​Can be presented as a 1, 2, 4 or 8 hour session or strategic workshop

This program is perfect for:

  • Business setting up initial risk management capabilies, improving existing processes, or focusing on adding strategic and operational ROI 
  • ​Chief Risk Officers and their organization
  • Internal Auditors and their organization
The audience will leave with:
  • Team members will come away with improved processes to balance risk compliance program or risk assessment costs with benefits
  • Leaders will be better able to satisfy pressures from the CFO and board of directors to add value, while improving your corporate governance and strategic enterprise risk management processes
  • Both the Risk and Internal Audit functions will be able to laser focus on strategic areas you need to address to increase opportunities or decrease risks.

​When the cost of what you do not know can be business cancer for your business, job or reputation!

Unlike most speakers, I do not talk about risk for the sake of insurance, safety or ISO expertise. I speak about balancing strategic risk and reward from the perspective of achieving profitable growth and accountability to achieve your goals.

If you think corporate fiscal topics aren't interesting, THINK AGAIN! Gary Patterson has a passion to help others in this crucial, strategic topic that too many leaders avoid as long as possible.

Profit from the basics to create ERM , add value to an existing program, or 12 highly focused steps recommended by 50 CEOs and directors  to balance risk and reward, in my article below. 

http://corporatecomplianceinsights.com/12-steps-make-erm-team-sport/

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CAREER Speaking 9 yrs

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LANGUAGES English
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member of NSA - United States
NSA/Georgia Chapter

member of International Federation for Professional Speakers