Expertise: Family-Owned Businesses, HR & Leadership

Dr. Larry Bienati has over 30 years’ senior level leadership experience in numerous organizational settings.

He is the CEO and Founder of Bienati Consulting Group, Inc. He has worked with VPI Strategies since 2003. He is also currently the Global Vice President, Organizational Development, of The Cooper Companies, Inc, a 1.5 billion dollar, NYSE global medical device firm with 6,500 employees worldwide. Larry’s passion rests in strategic HR, Organizational Development (OB), Leadership Succession, assisting organizations advance to the next levels of sustained excellence and achievement.

Since 1983, Dr. Bienati has conducted over 300 formal speaking engagements on a host of management/leadership topics.  In addition, he has appeared on TV shows like “Make it Your Business”.

Dr. Bienati co-developed a monthly public management development series, “The Management Leader Program.”  This process provides leadership training for key management positions in private and public organizations.  Since 1988, over 1000 leaders have been trained in 45 different industry settings with measurable outcomes. Larry facilitates many executive leadership development programs through colleges in Northern California.

As a consultant to management, his client base includes many leading firms in both the public and private sector. Larry is a respected professional speaker, facilitator, consultant, author, mentor and practitioner in the areas of:

  • Leadership development
  • Succession planning
  • Human resource strategy
  • Employee relations law and practice
  • Executive compensation
  • Strategic planning
  • Change management
  • Organizational strategy
  • Board governance
  • Sigma systems
  • Project management
  • Organizational outsourcing
  • Process engineering
  • Mediation

Dr. Bienati earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Human Resources Management, from Golden Gate University. His dissertation focus was: Performance Management and Organizational Turnaround Strategies. He earned his MBA focusing in Management Sciences and Strategy, and his BS in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from California State University, Hayward.

Dr. Bienati is a Certified InAccord Mediator with Mediators Without Borders. At various times since 1989, he held core faculty positions at Saint Mary’s College, Sacramento State University, and U.C. Berkeley’s Worldwide Business International Programs.

Read Preserving the Core and Stimulating Progress: The Art of Leading Organizational Change written by Larry and published by Aspatore in Organization Development Strategies: Leading HR Executives on Creating an Effective Framework to Drive Transformation and Maximize Business Results. Available for sale here. Larry’s chapter is available free here.

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