William Gresse (founder and CEO)
has 27 years experience as a training and development specialist,
including 10 years as Human Resources Development Manager for a
large corporation employing over 2000 staff members.
During his long and varied career as a training specialist and manager,
he has researched, developed and presented/facilitated numerous
training programmes and interventions, priding himself as an innovator
who continually challenges the status quo in search for new and
improved ways of doing things.
He obtained his BA Honours Degree
in Training Management in 1987, cum laude.
William founded Integrated Training
Systems in 1989, training and consulting for clients first on a
part-time basis, then full-time since 1997.
During 2002, Integrated Training
Systems was re-christened Performance Associates Ltd, a name better
aligned with his main passion: PERFORMANCE
Gavin Ritz (Associate), B Eng.,
Honours B&A, MBA, initially trained as a professional engineer.
He has a wide variety of business experience and has run a number
of companies overseas and in New Zealand. Presently he is one of
the founders and board member of the first semiconductor manufacturing
businesses in New Zealand. He is presently involved in venture capital,
strategic and human resources consulting.
Gavin has spent some years in managing businesses, human resources,
professional engineering and business consulting. He has also lectured
and tutored to a wide variety of people and groups. He has helped
those who want to start businesses as well as entrenched businesses
that need strategic vision. His experience is with small, medium
and large organisations. His personal interest is people and entrepreneurship
and how to grow businesses. Gavin is a consultant to small and large
businesses both at management and board level.
On his MBA programme Gavin received one of the highest marks awarded
Gavin has taught at graduate, diploma, and general business course
levels for 15 years.