President and Founder
Grant Schneider is keynote speaker at Ijona Skills. He is the president and founder of Performance Development Strategies. His company helps organizations achieve greater results by aligning people in the organization with the organization's mission and strategy. Grant helps these organizations create change, develop managers and executives, and create high performing teams resulting in engaged employees and loyal customers. Grant is a SHRM Certified Senior Professional (SHRM-SCP) as well as a Certified Business Coach (CBC). Grant uses an approach that helps human resource leaders and their organizations identify their vision of success, develop the roadmap, create goals and then empower people to achieve those goals.
Grant has worked with established businesses of all sizes and industries. He brings general business principles and solutions to help companies create engaged leaders, engaged employees, and increased loyal customers.
Grant's web site is www.pdstrategies.com. There you will find more information as well as have access to his weekly blog articles.
Prior to starting Performance Development Strategies, Grant had a 35-year track record in human resources. His previous experience includes Chief People Officer for the Briad Group which operates the largest TGI Friday's restaurant chain as well as operating Wendy's restaurants and Marriott hotels. During his tenure at Briad he successfully facilitated the post merger integration of services of two equal sized pre merger organizations. Later he helped define corporate mission and cultural pillars to put the company on track to become an employer of choice.
Prior to that, he was Director of Global Human Resources for Brunschwig & Fils, an international distributer of fine decorative fabrics and home furnishings. Prior corporate experience includes Sears Holdings, holding positions in operations, merchandising, human resources, training and development.
Grant has served in numerous community and professional volunteer leadership roles. He is a past president of the Westchester Human Resource Management Association (a SHRM Chapter) as well as past Executive Director of the New York State Society for Human Resource Management and has served on the Society for Human Resources' national panel for HR Metrics and Human Capital Measurement. He is currently works on the Academy for Entrepreneurial Excellence which is a joint venture of the Business Council of Westchester and Westchester Community College.
Grant believes human resource professionals will be key partners in their organizations in the 21st Century. They must be prepared with the lead the courage of their convictions and the relevant professional skills.