As a consultant and advisor in organizational change, Gene has focused on the development of organizational and individual capacities to effectively adapt to their changing realities, strategy enactment, and change leadership. He has delivered developmental initiatives for middle and senior level managers in public and private sector organizations and mediated educational labour disputes. An interest in entrepreneurship has led to his involvement with a number of early stage firms. He has served on private sector advisory boards, was a member of a publicly traded board (Turbosonic) for 4 years, prior to its acquisition in 2013, and completed 6 years on the Board of Directors of the Society of Management Accountants of Canada in 2011.
Gene has published and/or presented over 100 papers, cases, monographs, and technical papers and 5 books. Gene retired as a Professor and the Associate MBA Director at Wilfrid Laurier University in July 2017. His current research interests are focused on the evolution of organizations under the stress of market and technical disruption, organizational change and transformation, and the effects of such factors on the capacities and behaviours of the people who work there.