1. Introduce yourself!
My name is Oz Griebel, and I have worked in Connecticut for the past 26 years with the former Bank of Boston Connecticut, MacDermid Corporation, and the MetroHartford Alliance. During that time, I’ve had the opportunity to serve on the Boards of numerous companies and organizations and to benefit and learn from thousands of the State’s most dynamic and committed individuals. I also had the privilege of running for the Republican Gubernatorial nomination in 2010 and as an independent candidate for Governor in 2018. Following the 2018 election, I launched my consulting firm and have been engaged in marketing my experience and executing on a range of client projects.
2. What is your connection to ETS?
I’ve known John Madigan, the principal of ETS, for many years. Following the 2018 election, I met with John to benefit from his considerable experience in identifying opportunities where I might reengage in the private sector.
3. What is your current occupation/field of work?
I launched Griebel Consulting earlier this year.
4. What do you find most interesting and fulfilling about your work?
The challenges and opportunities facing organizations, regardless of size are what makes work interesting, and the opportunity to partner with individuals and teams of individuals focused on exploiting those opportunities and addressing those challenges to achieve their organization’s mission is what makes work fulfilling.
5. What is a current issue or topic you find interesting in your field of work right now?
Interesting issues and topics abound across the State’s broad range of companies and organizations. What is most motivating is the opportunity to work with people to achieve an entity’s goals of improved products and services, an enhanced environment for individual success, strong financial foundations and performance, and a reputation for strengthening its community. Embedded throughout is a desire to reinvigorate Connecticut as a premier place for all people to live, play, work, and raise a family.
6. Favorite CT spot you would recommend!
It’s certainly hard to pick a single favorite among Connecticut’s rich and diverse set of arts, cultural, education, entertainment, and natural resources. For simplicity’s sake, I would note that, no matter where you find yourself, you have the opportunity to take an interesting, informative, and even inspirational walk.