Testimonials

What folks are saying about Mr. Vervais:

With years of experience across a number of industries, Greg knows how to strategically manage the human assets of a firm in a way that maximizes firm value and effectively optimizes operations. He is easy to work with and has provided us great advice on difficult issues.”

— John Montgomery, CFO & Vice-President Finance, Waterford Research Institute

Greg has a strong portfolio of domestic and global human capital management skills. He is a bright and thoughtful leader whose expertise and judgment is always sought when tackling challenging human resource opportunities.  His P&L and general management experience gives him the skill to partner with operational management, board of directors and start-ups, guiding them to sound business growth results.”

— David Manion, Agency Owner, Farmers Insurance & Financial Services

Greg is super-knowledgeable about all things related to hiring and retaining world-class employees. His counsel on structuring our organization was extremely helpful.”

— Colin Parkin, General Manager, Canadian Solar Solutions

Greg and I worked together for about 18 months when I was Managing Director of Europe and Middle East and then VP Worldwide Sales. Greg was very helpful in the hiring process for both US and worldwide regional sales managers and sales directors. This included access and knowledge of quality recruiting firms and overseas legal contracts. In addition, Greg was of great assistance in my move between positions and physical transition from Denmark to California. Greg has a good understanding of company cultures and how to improve them. He also has empathy with all employment levels in the company and how to improve the rewards programs.”

— Chris Hameister, Business Consultant & Owner

 

I am happy to provide this recommendation for Laurie De Sio as a senior Human Resources professional. Though a strong generalist, her fortes are recruiting/talent management, performance management and presentations. In this competitive time of attracting skilled talent and specialized skills, I personally appreciate her excellent ability to find and engage top candidates. It is obvious that she also enjoys and excels at the branding and messaging aspects, which are so critical to the organization’s ability to successfully recruit. She brings energy, passion, a strong service orientation and a penchant for detail that permeates the organization.

— Lory Yeakle, Vice President, Operations and Client Services at Global Inventures

 

I worked with Laurie over several years while CTO of EndoVasix, a medical device start-up. We had a particularly diverse set of requirements for staffing, from very high end catheter engineers through assemblers and all supporting regulatory and admin. Laurie took care of all our HR functions, and got us staffed and running in just a few months. Truly a turn-key solution- she turned on and just took care of everything immediately. We had the normal set of HR ‘problems’, and Laurie guided us through these with no undue issues – always bearing in mind our need to be efficient. Over the years, I have gone to Laurie for advice and support for a number of HR and related issues. She always has great advice, a wide set of resources, and is simultaneously succinct and comprehensive.

— Victor Esch, President & CEO of nanoMR

 

It was my pleasure to work with Laurie DeSio. She is a consummate professional and handled difficult situations with discretion and tact. She was also a great resource when my clients had HR questions. I knew that I could rely on her for accurate and considered answers to their questions.

— Mary Nishioka, Sr. VP of MacCorkle Insurance Service