Pete Gerend

Gerend_Pete_resizedExecutive Director
Visiting Professor in Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University

As Executive Director Pete has responsibility for leading a team to create meaningful approaches to leadership development.   He also works directly with global clients to connect the capacity of their people to the promise of their strategy. He is Visiting Professor at Duke University, where he teaches in the Psychology & Neuroscience Department and the Management & Markets program.

In his work with clients, Pete helps organizations identify and uncover the capabilities they need to build in order to execute their strategy. He is an advisor and coach to executives on the role people play making the strategy come to life.  As a result, Pete has helped to design and implement a broad range of corporate interventions that embed the knowledge, the skills and the perspective required to improve organizational performance.  He’s had the opportunity to partner with clients from different sectors to build globally consistent leadership capability across all levels of management from the front line to the executive team.

In one recent example, Pete and his team developed a diagnostic process to identify what’s required for a global financial services firm to build the capability for high performance. That process led to the creation of an organization specific leadership model and a set of aligned activities across the business that increased alignment and to improved execution as the firm expanded their business into new markets.

Pete is a teacher at heart. His experience teaching leadership, strategy translation, and team effectiveness has given him an opportunity to work with Fortune Global 200 companies across the Americas, Africa, Europe, and Asia. His recent clients include Microsoft, Rolls-Royce PLC, Cisco,  Medtronic, and Boehringer-Ingelheim.

Before coming to Duke CE, Pete developed unique healthcare programs for the uninsured. His work across a variety of sectors has given him a deep insight into the ways in which the, technical challenges, complexity in the operating environment, and business pressure combine to push organizations to seek solutions in their people.

Pete holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a degree from Butler University where he studied Chemistry and Political Science.

Contact Information

phone: +1 919 680 5637

Duke Corporate Education
310 Blackwell Street
Durham, NC 27701