About PD Strategies

Westchester County New York is a great place to live and work. I love working with small and midsize businesses here in Westchester County. My business coaching and executive coaching helps these businesses and their leaders clarify their vision, plan their business, and engage their employees. Westchester is fortunate to have a pool of great business leaders and it is my pleasure to work side by side with these leaders to grow business and increase economic success.

I am a proud member of The Business Council of Westchester, the largest business membership organization in the county. I have been privileged to build strong relationships there with the most successful leaders in the Westchester business community. As a Business Council of Westchester Ambassador I help new business members forge strategic alliances with other businesses.  In 2011 I was awarded the Ambassador of the Year Award.

I am happy to be the facilitator and coordinator for the Business Council of Westchester Academy for Entrepreneurial Excellence. Every year we take a class of experienced entrepreneurs and help them develop and execute plans which will result in greater sales, more engaged employees, and strategic business plan for the future. This is held in conjunction with Westchester Community College’s Gateway to Entrepreneurship. It is always a pleasure to hear from alumni explaining how this program helped them take their business to the next level.

AcademyPeople development and human resources has always been my passion. My previous experience included top human resources positions at corporations here in Westchester. I am a recognized leader and mentor with the Westchester chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). In my current role I select monthly educational programs for HR professionals to increase their skills.

About Grant Schneider

Grant Schneider, CBC, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, is president and founder of Performance Development Strategies. His company helps organizations achieve greater results by aligning people in the organization with the organization’s mission and strategy. Grant helps these organizations create change, develop managers and executives, and create high performing teams resulting in engaged employees and loyal customers. Grant is a Certified Business Coach using an approach that helps organizations identify their vision of success, develop the roadmap, create goals and then achieve those goals.

Prior to starting Performance Development Strategies, Grant had a 30-year track record in operations and people development. His previous experience includes Chief People Officer for the Briad Group which operates the largest TGI Friday’s restaurant chain as well as operating Wendy’s restaurants and Marriott hotels. During his tenure at Briad, he successfully facilitated the post-merger integration of services of two equal-sized pre-merger organizations. Later he helped define a corporate mission and cultural pillars to put the company on track to become an employer of choice.

Prior to that, he was Director of Global Human Resources for Brunschwig & Fils, an international distributor of fine decorative fabrics and home furnishings. Prior corporate experience includes Sears Holdings, holding positions in operations, merchandising, human resources, training, and development. He has worked with MacDermid, a chemical manufacturer, Kraft Foods Credit Union, and Community Connect, an Internet social networking company.

Grant has served in numerous community and professional volunteer leadership roles. He served on the Westchester County Private Industry Council. He is a past president of the Westchester Human Resource Management Association as well as past Executive Director of the New York State Society for Human Resource Management and has served on the Society for Human Resources’ national panel for HR Metrics and Human Capital Measurement. He works with entrepreneurs through a program of the Westchester County Industrial Development Authority which helps businesses grow and reap the benefits of doing business with the government.

Grant currently serves as leader and coordinator for The JAO (Just Add One Program) which helps business owners work on their business and take it to the next level.

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WVOX Radio Interview

Grant Schneider gives a very indepth interview with Marsha Gordon CEO of The Business Council of Westchester.

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