The Deltennium Group, Inc.

The Deltennium Group helps organizations achieve peak performance through effective leadership, focused strategy, effective organization and sound financial management



Gerald M. Czarnecki
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

The Deltennium Group, Inc.

       Mr. Czarnecki is an experienced leader who engages, energizes and excites those who are ?In Charge? to produce superior results. His work with the Deltennium Group is now largely focused on working with individuals and organizations to facilitate their success. He works with corporate boards and executive management teams from companies as diverse as Fortune 50 companies to early-stage, start-up investments. His advice and support is supported by the fact that he also is an investor in, and board member of, several public and private companies. In addition he currently serves as President & CEO of O2Media, Inc, a Pompano Beach based marketing and media company.
        During the last several years Mr. Czarnecki has been a faculty member for the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and has conducted seminars, both public and in-board room, on topics ranging from Managing Audit Committees to Risk Management to The Board Role in Strategy to Financial Skills for Directors. He is also the author of a book on non-profit Governance titled, You're a Non-Profit Director...What Now?                                                                  
        Mr. Czarnecki also speaks and conducts seminars on helping work leaders achieve peak performance. His term ?work leaders? refers to those members of organizations who have the responsibility for people who do the work day-in-and-day-out and who, in many cases, are also doing the work of the business unit themselves. He works with first and second line management to ?lead people? rather than just administer or manage processes. His most popular seminar, ?You?re In Charge?What Now?? provides leaders with seven principles for peak performance, all of which tie to the memorable mnemonic ?L.E.A.D.E.R.S.?. This fast paced seminar provides practical and immediately applicable learning and assures that the participants take that learning to the work place, and use it the first day back. His book, also entitled You?re in Charge?What Now?, was published in September 2003.
        Prior to forming the Deltennium Group, Mr. Czarnecki was President of UNC Incorporated, a diversified aerospace and aviation company engaged in manufacturing, after?market services and military outsourcing services. While at UNC, which had previously experienced serious performance losses, Mr. Czarnecki transformed the focus of a product and technology based organization to that of a customer oriented and service focused organization. His commitment to effective measurement of "value creation" for the shareholders, associates and customers was the basis of a redesigned management system premised on disciplined strategic marketing, continuously improving operations and customer centric management focused on creating shareholder value.
       In 1993 Mr. Czarnecki was part of the team recruited by Louis Gerstner to begin the turnaround of IBM Corporation. Serving as an IBM Senior Vice President-Human Resources and Administration, Mr. Czarnecki had worldwide responsibility for human resources, real estate services, quality programs, non?manufacturing procurement, aviation and a wide range of other staff functions. Among those broad responsibilities was the management of the corporate?wide reengineering project which was targeted at the complete redesign of the business processes across all business units in what has become referred to as a "clean sheet" approach to systems and process reengineering. This effort required the coordination and project leadership across all research and development, manufacturing, marketing and distribution functions as well as all staff support and information technology activities.
        Prior to joining IBM, Mr. Czarnecki held a number of executive positions in the retail banking and consumer financial services industry, most recently as Chairman of the Board and CEO of Bank of America Hawaii. In 1987 he joined an investor group headed by former U. S. Treasury Secretary William E. Simon and became Chairman, President & CEO of Honfed Bank in Honolulu. This consumer bank was among many that had failed during the thrift crisis of the 1980's. Through his leadership, and the substantial efforts of the partnership, the bank achieved superior levels of profitability as a result of successful market share increases, dramatic increases in total revenues and dramatic decreases in overhead and other operating expense. While Chairman of the bank, Mr. Czarnecki achieved enhanced growth of the retail customer base through a commitment to the execution of mass retail merchandising techniques and an uncompromising commitment to customer service. Recognizing the importance of community involvement to positioning the consumer bank, he also by significantly enhancing the visibility of the consumer franchise  through substantial personal commitments to community activities which may have been best evidenced by his being elected to an unprecedented two terms as Chairman of the Hawaii State Chamber of Commerce. Following the bank's sale to BankAmerica Corporation in 1992, Mr. Czarnecki continued as Chairman & CEO.
From 1984 to 1987 he served as President & CEO of Altus Bank, a Consumer and Mortgage Banking company. This company had retail operations in banking, mortgage banking and had several subsidiaries, one of which was the largest residential housing developer in Mobile, Pensacola and New Orleans. From 1979 to 1982 Mr. Czarnecki was Executive Vice President, Finance & Administration at Republic Bank Houston and in 1982 he was appointed Senior Vice President Finance of RepublicBank Corporation and in 1983 he was appointed Executive Vice President of the company. Between 1968?1979 he held various general management posts beginning at Continental Bank of Chicago culminating with the assignment as deputy General Manager of the Trust & Investment Services Department.
               Mr. Czarnecki holds a B.S. in Economics from Temple University, and M.A. in Economics from Michigan State University, a Doctor of Humane Letters from National University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He has been a frequent speaker at industry meetings, has written many journal articles on general management activities and has been an adjunct professor at Depaul University, University of Houston, Rice University, the University of Hawaii and Southern Methodist University.
         He serves as on a broad range of boards of directors, in some cases as a principal  investor and in others as a fiduciary, independent director. He is a member of the Board of Directors of State Farm Mutual Insurance Company and is Chairman of the Audit Committee; a member of the Board of Directors of Del Global Technology , Inc., and Chairman of the Audit Committee; member of the Board of Directors of State Farm Bank, State Farm Fire & Casualty. He is also a member of the advisory board OF Private Capital, Inc. In addition he is Chairman of the Board OF Trustees of National University and is Chairman of the Operations Committee, Compensation Committee and Pension Committee of Junior Achievement Worldwide, Inc. and a member of its Board of Governors. Mr. Czarnecki also currently serves as the Interim President & CEO of Junior Achievement Worldwide while the organization searches for a new CEO. He also serves a Chairman of the Board of the National Association of Corporate Directors - Florida Chapter and in addition he is Chairman of the Board of National Leadership Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating quality leadership and governance in nonprofit organizations. 


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