Gary has been at the intersection of market needs, technology, operations, marketing and sales throughout his 37 years career. He is a business leader with broad senior management experience – Start-ups, Business Development, Strategic Planning, Sales and Marketing, and the expertise to leverage technology-based solutions for information processing services.
Gary spent a good portion of his career working at financial printing companies that assist Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registrants – public companies and investment management firms and their intermediaries – law firms, investment banks and accounting firms with creating, collaborating, filing and distributing documents for regulatory disclosure requirements.
He has been a leading authority with the SEC’s modernization initiatives, including their Electronic, Data, Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval (EDGAR) program, their Digital Distribution allowance, Notice and Access for Proxy material and their eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) mandate.
At Bowne & Co. he led the re-organization of the company to better align it with strategic markets and led both Marketing and Sales teams with a Solutions Selling approach. With one assignment at Bowne he increased revenue of a product line from $75 MM to 155 MM in three years.
Currently, Gary is President of Purnhagen & Associates, consulting with small professional services companies on growth strategies and execution. He is also a principal with BusinessByTech, LLC that helps to bring qualified Indian BPOs to the U.S. market.
At Bizwin, Gary is a member of the core Leadership team and plays a significant role in both strategic and tactical aspects of business growth, customer acquisition and delivery. Gary oversees and manages the operations of Bizwin in the US.
Gary obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Communications at City University of New York and an Associate’s degree in Electrical Engineering from TCI, College of Technology, both located in New York City.
He is a native of New York City where he has lived most of his life and currently resides there with his wife. He has recently restored a house in the Hudson River Valley that was built in 1785.
He enjoys nature – hiking, camping and photography, is an avid snow skier and enjoys traveling.