​Fort Lauderdale, Florida – May 13, 2015.  The Pacific Institute® is proud to announce their strategic alliance with Geri Forehand and Forehand Strategy Group.  With significant experience and commitment in the banking sector, The Pacific Institute understands the importance of having subject matter expertise on the team and this partnership fortifies their strength in that regard. 

The Pacific Institute’s CEO Scott Sproull is excited about the opportunities that lie ahead.  “We understand there are significant regulatory and market changes that banking institutions are facing today.  Organizations that are effective with change management, creating alignment and establishing a constructive culture will succeed with both challenges and opportunities. Geri’s knowledge and proven experience, along with our ability to develop human capital is a perfect match.”  And Geri agrees.  “I believe one of the most critical areas facing financial institutions today is the management of human capital.  The Pacific Institute is one of the most widely acclaimed companies in the world in the field of human capital development and management, and I am very enthusiastic about this strategic alliance and what we can bring to the banking sector. 

About Geri Forehand

Geri Forehand is a Certified Professional Consultant to Management having previously served as National Director of Strategic Services for Sheshunoff Consulting.  He began his banking career with the National Bank of Georgia and now has over 35 years of financial institution experience as a banker as well as a consultant. Geri has served as a member of the board of directors for several community banks and is qualified by banking regulatory agencies to perform mandated management and board of director reviews, as well as strategic planning, capital planning and profit planning.

Mr. Forehand has been a featured speaker for the American Banker’s Association and the Independent Community Banker’s Association, as well as numerous state associations and other national organizations. His published articles include: Director AssessmentNew Standards for a High Performing Director, Behavioral Traits of the High Performance CEO, Unbroken Leadership: Succession Planning for Community Banks, and Strategic Planning: Worth the Effort.

Geri’s credentials are numerous including a Master of Business Administration degree from Georgia State University with a double major in Finance and Marketing. He has completed the Director Education Institute Program at Duke University and has studied at the Sloan School of MIT where he was awarded a certificate in “Reinventing Your Business Strategy”. He is a Fellow of the National Institute of Credit and graduated from the School of Commercial Lending at the University of Oklahoma. He was selected as an Honorary Member of Who’s Who in American Business – Millennium Edition.

About The Pacific Institute

The Pacific Institute® is a global consultancy with over four decades of expertise in delivering customized solutions that empower organizations and individuals to improve performance and reach their full potential. Founded in 1971 in Seattle, Washington, the Institute has served clients in over 60 countries and 23 languages. It has worked with regional, national, and global corporations, as well as governments, educational institutions, professional athletes, sports teams, and other organizations.  Specifically in the banking sector, The Pacific Institute has worked with numerous regional, national and international banks around the globe on the development of human capital and organizational performance. To date, more than 6.5 million people around the world have participated in the Institute’s programs. For more information visit thepacificinstitute.com.

For more information, please contact Geri Forehand @gforehand@thepacificinstitute.com or Mark Panciera @mpanciera@thepacificinstitute.com.




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