Since 1989, our team has provided facilitation, partnering and team building services to public, private and government agencies worldwide, which include mega-project specific work and their management teams.
Both partners have been roster members of the. U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution since 2010 where their work has received multiple awards for innovative use of technology for improved team decision-making.
Brett is the founder and President of Group Solutions. An internationally-recognized pioneer in the use of interactive collaborative technology with a 28-year history of working with resource and recreational issues.
He has facilitated sessions for former President Jimmy Carter and the Carter Presidential Center. Brett brings vision, energy and strategic focus to any project and is the courseware author of “TeamWork the Winning Edge,” a program used to train over 25,000 BellSouth executives and managers.
Brett is a graduate of Emory University with degrees in Economics and Political Science, Brett did graduate work in Economics at American University and Georgia State University. Before launching Group Solutions, he worked as a trainer and facilitator for BellSouth’s Leadership Development Institute and as a lobbyist on deregulation issues in Washington, DC and with the Georgia Legislature.
In his spare time Brett is an active kayaker, fly fisherman and tennis player.
Vern has been a partner at Group Solutions since 1994. He brings 25 years of experience facilitating and project managing complex strategic planning, public input and governance processes.
He has delivered over 1,000 electronic sessions worldwide with interactive collaborative tools that improve team effectiveness and has helped Group Solutions become a trusted advisor for resource and conservation groups.
Vern is a 1979 Management graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology.
In addition to his work at Group Solutions, his volunteer activities include being on the Board of Trustees for Unity Atlanta and being a Happy Tails pet therapy team member. Vern is an avid cyclist who has been a top 100 fundraiser for the National MS Society for the last five years.
A network of over 50 global contractors enables us to assemble project teams that include additional specialists for large and long-term assignments. Our relationships with the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech provides us access to an elite group of students and faculty. This links us to thinking on best practices in business and provides opportunities for rising graduate and post-doctorate students to gain focused hands-on consulting experience. It is a win for us and for our clients.