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

Dr. Ernest Gundling is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Aperian Global, and has been involved with the organization since its inception in 1990. He partners with Fortune Global 100 clients to develop strategic global approaches to leadership, organization development, and relationships with key business partners. Dr. Gundling also works with executives with global responsibilities and multicultural management teams to help them formulate business plans based upon strong mutual understanding and a joint commitment to execution.

Dr. Gundling has worked and traveled extensively in Asia, and lived for extended periods in Germany and Mexico. He formerly worked as the Director of Consulting and Organization Development at Clarke Consulting Group. A partial list of clients that Dr. Gundling has worked with includes Adobe, Cisco Systems, Deutsche Bank, Ford Motor Company, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Morgan Stanley, Procter & Gamble and Saudi Aramco.

Dr. Gundling is currently a Lecturer at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, where he teaches a course on Global Management Skills. He facilitates in English and Japanese, and is currently based in Oakland, California.

Dr. Gundling holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He received an MA from the University of Chicago, and a BA from Stanford University. Outside his corporate career, Dr. Gundling is a frequent contributor to numerous publications, including several books. His latest book, Inclusive Leadership: From Awareness to Action was published in 2019.