Gabriel Najera is one of those rare individuals who can truly say that he climbed his way up the “corporate ladder” and mean it! He started his work career as a seasonal farm worker and thirty five years later was consulting to senior managers of a fortune 100 company. Along the way Gabriel sold tacos and oranges from the back of his father’s pick-up truck and spent 10 years as a professional musician.
Gabriel is an internationally recognized expert in negotiations, management consulting and business training. A former faculty member of a Fortune 100 corporate university, he has consulted, designed, lectured and presented management-training topics to over 3,500 upper level executives.
Over his 40 + year career, Gabriel has held senior management and leadership positions in engineering, project management, operations, strategic planning, sales, negotiations, management training, business consulting and international business development. Through his years experience at all levels of the work force, he has developed a unique panoramic perspective of people at work.
Gabriel’s multi-cultural background and professional experience at all levels of the work force present him with a unique mastery of the complexities of for profit and non-profit organizations. Prior to forming Najera Consulting Group, Gabriel worked for 20 years with various divisions of Amoco Corporation in progressively more responsible positions. While serving as the manager of International Business Opportunities for Amoco’s Lubricants Business Unit, he developed and implemented business strategies for Mexico, Russia, Poland and China markets, as well as managing international and domestic business relationships with internal and external customers.
Gabriel has a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Chicago and his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University. He has written numerous articles and is a highly sought after speaker, facilitator and trainer for corporate and non-profit meetings, trade associations, colleges and universities.
Gabriel’s widely acclaimed ability to blend organizational improvement with cutting edge conceptual frameworks delivers consistent value to his clients. To learn more about Gabriel’s speaking services, please click here.