SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Galt Foundation, an innovative staffing and employment enterprise, announced Greg Weitzman joined the organization as Senior Vice President, Sales and Business Development. Weitzman will lead Galt’s Sales Division as the company expands its footprint into new markets.
Weitzman brings almost 10 years of B2B and B2C sales experience in consultative, professional, and competitive environments and is highly skilled at identifying new market opportunities. Most recently, he expanded the customer base and revenue as the Vice President, Business Acquisition Manager at Wells Fargo Bank. He has also demonstrated outstanding relationship building and training skills during his previous work at Chase Bank and Sterling Administration.
“Greg is an accomplished leader with the expertise we need for our next chapter," COO Eric McDonnell said. "The strategic insight he brings to this role is yet another positive move forward for the Galt Foundation as we deliver on our commitment to become the largest employer of people with disabilities in the world.”
There are currently more than 10.7 million people with disabilities of working age (16 – 64 years old) living in the U.S. And yet, many of these job seekers are overlooked due to outdated hiring practices and ineffective hiring software. According to a recent report by Accenture, “the GDP could get a boost up to $25 billion if just 1 percent more of persons with disabilities joined the U.S. labor force.”
Every day, Galt sees the incredible potential of people with disabilities at play in the work force. The Accenture study concluded that companies with disability-inclusive practices experienced a multitude of benefits, including 28 percent higher revenue, 72 percent increase in employee productivity, and 90 percent increase in valued employee retention.
In addition to Eric McDonnell, Galt’s Executive Team also consists of Chief Marketing Officer Crosby Cromwell, Chief Diversity Officer Hope Crumley, Chief Executive Officer Nancy J. Geenen, and Vice President, Staffing Tricia Miller. Galt aims to help employers build the workplace of the future — where employers have open access to skilled and motivated workers, and people of all capabilities can find meaningful, sustaining work.
About Galt Foundation:
The Galt Foundation is a non-profit employment enterprise focused on creating a world in which every person is valued for their ability. The vision is realized by providing staffing services to job seekers with disabilities and matching them to employers seeking quality talent. Currently, Galt has 3,000 employees working for more than 100 employers nationwide and aims to become the world’s largest employer of individuals with disabilities. Since its inception, Galt has provided employment to nearly 25,000 individuals, which makes the organization a powerful resource for change and a sensible business solution.