Our list of clients includes companies that are main industry leaders in retail, tourism, and hospitality, as well as other key sectors. Leading Edge also has a proven track record with clients in the non-profit and military sectors, having facilitated military projects of a combined worth of more than $500 million dollars.
Likewise, we have done work with clients who have offices throughout the Western Pacific and Asia, and have coordinated and conducted team building exercises and company retreats on Guam for clients from Asia.
Gerry is the managing director of Leading Edge and is a seasoned executive with wide senior level corporate, government, and NGO experience. He has done business in, and traveled extensively, throughout Micronesia, American Samoa, French Polynesia, Oceania, and Asia. Presently, he is the Vice-President of Micromed Suppliers, a small medical equipment and surgical supply company he founded more than 20 years ago. Furthermore, he is the immediate past president of Skal International Asia, which is the largest association of tourism porfessionals (2008-2013). Gerry was also the Board Chairman for the Guam Chamber of Commerce (2013) and is currently the President of the Micronesia Cruise Association since 2012. Holds BS (forestry) and MS (wildlife management) degrees from the University of Idaho and attended the East West Center Technology and Development Institute at University of Hawaii where the comparative economic development models of the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Micronesia were studied. Currently an Adjunct Professor at University of Guam, School of Business and Public Administration. Courses taught include entrepreneurship, marketing, organizational management, and consumer behavior.
Dr. Perez is President of Leading Edge. She has facilitated more than half a billion dollars’ worth of U.S. military projects for clients including Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Army and provides training and consulting services for key clients.
Her PhD is in Human and Organizational systems and she has international work experience in Asia as well as the Pacific Rim area in various key positions in international corporations. She is a published author on leadership and a professor of business at University of Guam. She co-developed the project management class at Guam Community College and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). She also holds the Global Professional Human Resources and Senior Professional Human Resources designations from Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Dr. Richard S. Colfax has more than 30 years of international business experience in the Pacific-Asia Region, including Japan, Guam, and Micronesia. A fluent speaker of Japanese, he works, consults, trains and instructs in multi-cultural environments. He is a seasoned team building and organizational systems trainer. His professional qualifications include MBTI, EQ-i and Crisis Preparation facilitator and trainer.
He holds an advanced degree (Ph.D.) in human and organizational systems as well as multiple US and International HR/management certifications including the Global Professional in HR (GPHR), the international Human Resource Management Professional (HRMP), Professional in HR (PHR), and Certified Manager (CM).
Rich is the senior Trainer and Operations Manager of Colfax, Inc. providing international HR/business consulting services, facilitation and mediation services, and develops and delivers international HR systems for both private and private entities. Rich is also the Professor of HRM at the University of Guam (UOG).
John J. Rivera is an executive, professor and trainer with more than a decade of diverse experience in both business and academia
John possesses a strong skill set that is complemented by an array of the most prominent developmental assessment in the market today. He is one, of only a few hundred, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator - MBTI™ Certified Master Practitioners in the world. With the MBTI™ he has competency in all Levels - Step I, II, & III. Of those certified to use the Step III instrument, he is in a class of about a hundred people worldwide. He is Guam's first and only MBTI™ Master Practitioner and Certified Step III Practitioner. Other certifications/qualifications include the EQ-i®, FIRO®, JTB™, KGI®, MMTIC®, PMAI®, TKI®, and Strong®. John is best known for his extensive organizational behavior knowledge, diverse training capacity, strong communication skills and transformational leadership qualities.
Austin is the Corporate Office Administrator for Leading Edge.
In partnership with government and private sector entities, Austin conducts multiple trainings focusing on organizational wellness: Stress Management, Suicide Pre/Inter/Postvention, team building, and several more. He is also trained in mediation and has experience mediating a variety of cases from child custody to business management disputes. In addition, he volunteers as a Peer Educator at GALA, Guam training and providing mentorship to youth in the community as well as in the public and private schools.
Austin is a Junior at the University of Guam, pursing a degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Organizational Behavior, Finance & Economics. He is an active student member, previously serving on several University of Guam committees and taskforces and now is a member of the Board of Regents.
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