Laird partners with organizations to catalyze positive change through his expertise in organizational development, process improvement, and learning. Laird’s ability to listen intently, develop trust quickly, and distill complex information down to a few key challenges makes him a valuable long-term partner to his clients, which include Thomson Reuters, Target, Mattel, Toro, General Mills, and Kraft Foods, among others.
Before becoming a partner, Laird was Director of Global Learning and Development at Boston Scientific, where he supported the Chief Technical and Chief Medical Officers by establishing a consistent approach to learning and professional development for employees all over the world. Laird also served as a change management consultant at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) where he helped clients plan for and address the human side of PeopleSoft implementations.
Laird has traveled to more than 20 countries. He has lived, worked, and studied in the USA, Canada, Japan, and Belgium and speaks some French and Japanese. He earned an Honors BA in business from Western University in London, Ontario, and an MEd and PhD in human resource development from the University of Minnesota.