Gillson Partnership, LLC

Superior performance through culture engagement

Founder - Eric Olson

Eric Olson

CEO and Co-founder

MA, PhD.

Eric leads the firm and is actively involved in strategic client work. Clients seek his performance solutions that build highly engaging cultures through a blend of financial, organizational, and psychological perspectives. His clients have included IBM, Disney, The Coca-Cola Company, Viacom, McKesson, MTV, Time-Warner, Novartis, Aramark, Pioneer Electronics, Allied Signal, Heraeus, Lanxess, Lexus, CPK/Pepsico, Toyota, BP/ARCO, Astra Zeneca, and Paramount Studios.

Having grown up internationally in forty-two countries, Eric is at home with highly ambiguous, complex, and challenging environments. He excels in delivering strategically important leadership initiatives tied to top or bottom line improvement. Some highlights include:

Dr. Olson has taught classes in change management and consulting at UCLA and UC Irvine Business & Management extension schools. He has a M.S. in Organizational Complexity from the University of Hertfordshire (UK) and a Ph. D., in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology (US).

He has led consulting practices for three publically traded firms at the Western US (Right Management), European (Oliver Wyman), and Global level (Heidrick & Struggles) before co-founding Gillson Partnership. He is a member of National Association of Corporate Directors and leads strategic planning as a board member of an Orange County, CA non-profit organization.

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How does your company compare to those firms in our global database? Is your firm on the leading edge of culture engagement? A fast follower? Or operating in default mode? We will soon be featuring two types of interactive surveys on this site. One is a “best practices” type survey based on our database of clients with superior performance and culture engagement scores. The second is a “next practice” survey which identifies trends and innovations in the discipline of culture engagement.

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