Gad Nestel, Executive Advisor and Coach

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Gad has a diverse background as an executive leading large scale culture change and talent development initiatives. As a coach, he’s worked at nearly every level of his clients’ businesses to improve shareholder value through growth, profit and culture initiatives. One of Gad’s clients attributed the premium the company sold above market valuations to the work he led with the company’s largest business unit. 

Gad has coached numerous C-suite teams as they transformed through M&A, hypergrowth or extremely difficult business and culture challenges. The CEOs and presidents of these teams cite his facilitation skills, agility, and business savvy as key success factors enabling their teams to achieve higher levels of trust, resilience and performance.

Gad is a certified Bates ExPI feedback provider. The Bates ExPI (Bates Executive Presence Index) is the first and only research-based, scientifically validated assessment to measure executive presence.

Gad’s experience spans multiple industries, but his deepest client relationships have been in the industrial sector. Gad was asked to enhance and deepen the leadership expertise at Bechtel, the world’s largest and oldest engineering, procurement and construction firm. At Bechtel, Gad worked closely with the company’s operating committee to create succession plans that were backed by learning and development experiences that increased their success rates. He was also responsible for designing and facilitating global business meetings for the top 100 leaders in the company.

Gad has worked in similar fashion for industry-leading clients in the financial services, biotech and software sectors where he designed and facilitated these company’s strategy alignment off-sites.

Gad is well-versed in the tools of business, coaching and assessment. He holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management, a certificate from Georgetown’s Institute for Transformational Leadership, and is certified in the Hogan suite of assessments.

Industry expertise

Gad has over 15 years of experience working in the industrials, biotech and software verticals. Currently, he is leading engagements with CEOs, executives or executive teams in the Ed Tech, Entertainment, News and Software verticals.