Gerald J. Leonard PMP, PfMP, understands the challenges that organizations face as they struggle with culture confusion, too many number one priorities, lacking consensus among key leaders and misalignment of their mission, vision, and values. He is an international expert on the topics of Developing A Culture That Works, Strategy Implementation, and Project Portfolio Management and is also a professional bassist. He is the author of Culture Is The Bass: 7 Principles for Developing A Culture That Works and the upcoming book, Building A Symphonic Company Culture: Unify, Strategize, and Execute Collectively for Optimum Results. He is the President and CEO of Principles of Execution, a Certified Minority Business Enterprise, Strategic Project Portfolio Management and Culture Change consulting practice with over 20+ years’ experience working with large Federal and State Governments and Multi-National Corporations. Gerald provides an insightful and unique way of combining his experience and expertise as a professional bassist and a certified Portfolio Management Professional consultant. 

Gerald attended Central State University in Ohio where he received his Bachelor in Music degree and later earned a Masters in Music for classical bass from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. After graduation, Gerald moved to New York City where he worked as a professional bassist and studied with the late David Walters, distinguished professor of double bass at both the Juilliard and Manhattan schools of music. 

During the last 20+ years, he has worked as an IT Project Management consultant and earned his PfMP, PMP, MCSE, MCTS, CQIA, COBIT Foundation, and ITIL foundation certifications. He has also acquired certifications in Project Management and Business Intelligence from the University of California, Berkeley, Theory of Constraints Portfolio Management Technical Expert from the Goldratt Institute, Hoshin Kanri with Karen Roberts, as well as an Executive Leadership Certification from Cornell University. 

In his leisure time, Gerald loves to play golf and travel internationally.