Gene has over 35 years of experience in managing a professional services firm and serving on for profit and not for profit boards of directors. Early in his career at Deloitte, Gene focused on assisting clients implement innovative technologies with a concentration in the Telecommunications and Media Industries. Next, he gained increasing levels of executive level management responsibility in Deloitte culminating in leading the $2.2 billion East Region Consulting Unit through 2003.
Moving to Washington, DC in 2004, Gene developed Deloitte’s business plan to re-enter the US Federal marketplace. With Deloitte board approval, Gene became CEO of the Federal Government Services unit and led its unprecedented growth through 2009 at which time he identified the potential to purchase BearingPoint’s $1 billion Public Services unit. Gene championed the idea, obtained Board of Director approval and managed the acquisition/integration team which consummated the deal in May 2009. To aid integration, Gene co-led the combined Federal practice for two years. For his efforts, Gene was named as one of the Top 25 Consultants by Consulting magazine in 2011.
In 2011, Gene was elected to Deloitte’s 21 member Board of Directors and re-elected in 2014. As director, Gene chairs the Global Committee and co-chaired the Elected Leaders Succession Committee. In addition, he served on the Finance and Audit, Governance, Risk, Strategic Investment and Partner Earnings Committees.
Currently, Gene serves on the Knox College Board of Trustees and its executive committee. Past board service includes the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, The World Affairs Council, the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Ford Theater.
Gene graduated with a BA in Economics from Knox College with Honors. He received his MBA from the University of Michigan.