Meet Our Diverse Team From Around the World

Our team members come from a wide variety of educational and industry backgrounds, countries of origin, and cultural heritages.

Aperian Global is proud of the high caliber of talent represented by our employees and associates worldwide.

Our diversity is one of our greatest assets, also expressed in the many languages we speak and the wide range of skill sets and knowledge areas we cover. See below a sample of our global Senior Consultant network.

Ted Dale and Ernest Gundling founded Aperian Global in 1990 with a mission close to their hearts: to help people understand and work with each other more effectively.

Ted Dale
Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer

Ted was born and raised in Japan by missionary parents, where he spent the first 20 years of his life. He received his B.A. from the University of Colorado and his M.A. from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in California, where he formerly taught as an adjunct professor. Ted is the innovative mind behind Aperian Global’s online learning tools.


Ernest Gundling, Ph.D.
Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Dr. Gundling has worked with numerous Fortune 500 firms and is a sought-after keynote speaker and executive coach. He has lived in Asia and Europe, including six years in Japan. Dr. Gundling holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. from Stanford University; he also serves as a Lecturer in the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of six books, the latest titled, Inclusive Leadership, Global Impact.


Hear from our team:

“Not many companies can say that their employees are truly committed to their mission. We are one of those companies. The daily interaction I have with my colleagues around the globe inspires me.”

— Adilah Rahim, Project Manager, Singapore

“I was privileged to observe a leadership program in Shanghai during a three-week rotation, and I remember being moved to tears by one of our client’s guest speakers.”

— Nicole Ury, Marketing Manager, Los Angeles

“Aperian Global shares my passion for global talent development that makes a real impact on individuals and organizations.”

— Torben Krogh, Senior Global Account Manager, Kolding, Denmark

“Being able to do what you love is one thing, but doing it at an organization where passion for your work runs through and through – now that’s a reason to wake up every morning!”

— Michelle Mascarenhas, Visual Designer, Bangalore

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