The simplest way to describe Greg Meyer? A connector. Building relationships with clients and connecting their needs with the right people and solutions have been at the core of his 20+ year career in business development. Greg brings this formidable experience to THRIVE as Director of Client Development. His understanding of design, matchmaking skills, and sociable spirit help grow our business and better serve our clients.
After receiving an MBA from the University of Cincinnati, Greg kicked off his career in client marketing in healthcare. During this time he also tapped into his passions for engaging with people and helping companies grow. He truly enjoys making business happen. After 5 years in technology sales, Greg refocused his sights on the world of design and innovation, taking a role in business development with a multi-disciplinary design firm engaged in industrial design, engineering, brand strategy, packaging and digital. His experience has advanced in scale and scope over the years while working with boutique design studios in New England and Chicago and with global design firms having deep ties into manufacturing and healthcare. Over 15 years at firms like MNML, Radius, and Tool, Greg has worked with global clients in medical, healthcare, pharma, CPG, technology, consumer, commercial, sciences, transportation and many other industries. Creating new value and growth for clients from the Fortune 500, middle market, startup community plus intrapreneurs and new venture groups is another passion area.
If all that’s not enough, Greg loves to travel and experience new people, places and cultures. He took a year-long sabbatical to travel the world. One highlight was spending a month navigating around New Zealand while living out of the back of a campervan. He’s a sports fan, a fervent Cincinnati Bearcats supporter, a tech geek, a burgeoning sneakerhead, a craft beer lover and a family man: “Seeing the world through the lens of a 5-year old is super heartening,” Greg says.