Bryan Gillette is the Founder and Principal Consultant for the Summiting Group which provides leadership development and organizational effectiveness to help you or your company reach its peak.

Executive Coach

Organizational Development Expert


Bryan Gillette

Founder & Principal Consultant

Bryan Gillette knows what it is like to reach the peak as he has stood on the summits of many mountains and successfully completed many physically and mentally challenging ultra-distance endurance events. He’s reached several ‘summits’ in his career as well.

Bryan has over 25 years’ experience in Human Resources with executive and senior-level responsibilities in small and large companies. Prior to starting his own consulting practice, he was on the Executive Committee as the Vice President of Human Resources for a mid-size, global-technology company. In addition to running an HR and Payroll organization, he has extensive experience in Leadership Development, Organizational Design, HR Communications and Mergers & Acquisitions.

His experience also includes coaching at all levels of in organization on a variety of issues such as change management, performance improvement, and communications. He takes a pragmatic approach and brings firsthand experience managing teams of 2 to 270 people and multi-million dollar projects. Although he is a former company executive, Bryan is known to roll up his sleeves and do whatever it takes to get the job done.

Bryan has built Human Resources and Training & Development departments in fast-paced, high-technology organizations to managing college recruiting in a multinational financial services firm.  In these 25 years, he has taught leadership courses in many countries, consulted to executives, conducted needs analysis, and developed programs that drive the desired performance for the company to meet its objectives. With the consolidation of companies over the years, he has integrated over 40 acquisitions ranging from 8-person to 1,000+ person companies.

Bryan has broad industry experience including Technology (hardware and software), Financial Services, Medical Devices and Automobile Manufacturing. He holds an MBA from California State University and two Bachelors’ degrees from University of California, Davis in Organizational Behavior and Communications.

In an effort to give back to the community, Bryan started up and ran the Bridge of Opportunity, a 501(c)3 foundation, to provide foster kids scholarships to attend college. He was the Co-Chair and founding Board Member for iGATE, a non-profit incubator to assist small green-related companies. And, he was the Co-Race Director for the Pleasanton Run for Education, a 3,000-person running race, which has raised about $250,000 for the local schools over 4 years.

For recreation, he is a dedicated endurance athlete completing many long-distance cycling or running events including cycling across the United States, cycling 300 miles in 24 hours and running 200 miles around Lake Tahoe in 76 hours.