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Samuel Gerszonowicz WMAC Founder and Director For more than thirty years I've contributed professionally to the affairs of organizations and people operating in a range of industries including: Gerszon Associates Image• finance; debt and equity finance, investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, public and private company analysis, life insurance, corporate compensation, stakeholder relations • science and technology; healthcare IT applications, automated remote drug dispensing, surgical suite real-time conferencing and data retrieval, robotic surgery, light-activated drug therapies, biotechnology, medical devices,intellectual property • manufacturing; OEM downstream completion work including electrostatic dry powder painting for the auto sector, consumer durables, water purification equipment, • consumer goods; wholesale and retail, • not-for-profit organizations, stakeholder relations • community; disadvantaged persons & the workplace, multicultural relations, condominium Throughout my professional career I've facilitated resolving corporate stakeholder disputes, mediating conflicts among investors, board, operational personnel, and scientific vested interests. I began my professional life as a workout and corporate salvage specialist during the economic tumult at the turn of the 1980s. I've extensive experience in attending to stakeholder interests, advising corporate management and facilitating finance in Canada and the U.S. that includes directing unit operations and corporate finance, leveraged buyouts, distress workouts, corporate reorganizations, and resolving conflicts occurring throughout the life of organizations

Conflict is complex! Solving disputes involves imperfection!

Hello!  It has taken me some time to come to grips with the notion of having a dialogue with a world beyond my immediate line of site! I’d like to share my rationale for taking on this challenge.

Specifically, it is that it is up to us, all of us, to engage in a spirited dialogue about both issues and process. We’ll take on issues over time. But right now I’d like to open the discussion about process.  For me the primary process is an engaged  conversation – dialogue – negotiation. With that let me quote from a New York Times profile of  Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein, the new United Nations high commissioner for human rights – New York Times interview , January 30, 2015.

“Everything we see in agreements across the spectrum comes from the space between where your instructions end and you as a thinking negotiator invest your own thought,”

To me that means that there are skills, techniques, and targets in any resolution seeking process but there is also, equally important, an art; permitting the intellect to join with the emotion in an imperfect dance.

More before too long!