GARY A. VILLANI (he/him/his)

Gary has a significant track record of corporate and consulting experience focused on leadership and talent development. His portfolio of services includes executive coaching, immersive leadership training, psychometric and multi-rater assessment, as well as team coaching and action learning. Gary regularly partners with clients to ensure that leadership development strategies align with key business drivers and priorities. He has been acknowledged by senior leaders and global stakeholders for excellence in business acumen, strategic communication and for being a hands-on problem solver who consistently applies best practices and gets results.

Throughout his career, Gary has worked in a variety of global corporate roles and has developed leaders at every level of his client organizations. In his last corporate assignment as Executive Vice President at Interpublic Group’s Mediabrands, Gary created strategies to optimize the potential and effectiveness of business leaders across the company’s global network of more than 100 countries. Prior to that, Gary was a talent development executive at Dentsu, where he launched an intensive program to groom the next generation of global business leaders. Earlier in his career, Gary formed an independent consulting practice, specializing in competency-based approaches to talent management. For more than 15 years, Gary advised Fortune 500 and other high-profile companies in the marketing communications, ad tech, financial services, technology and professional services industries.

In 2020, Gary founded and launched the Chrysalis Consulting Group LLC. In this latest venture, he carries forward the values, skills and experience that have made him successful throughout his career. His consultancy was recently recognized as one of the top emerging executive coaching firms by Manage HR Magazine.

Gary is a graduate of the iCoach New York program at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College. His earlier education includes non-degreed graduate study at the New York University Stern School of Business and a Phi Beta Kappa baccalaureate from the City University of New York.

Gary lives in the Tri-State New York area and enjoys travel, photography and the culinary arts.

Professional Certifications

  • Certified Executive Coach: iCoach New York, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, C.U.N.Y.
  • Hogan Assessment Systems
  • Hogan 360 Multi-Rater Feedback Instrument
  • Korn Ferry’s Emotional & Social Competency Inventory

Professional Affiliations

  • Member – Association for Coaching, East Coast, USA
  • Member – METRO Association for Applied Psychology, New York