Gayle Hustad


Prior to joining Valant and Company, Gayle Hustad was an Executive Vice President at McKenzie Scott Partners, a premier outplacement and consulting organization.  As the senior associate of this 27 member consulting staff, she directed a nationwide team in delivering outplacement and executive coaching services.  In addition to consulting top executives from such Fortune 500 Companies as Delphi Automotive Systems, Syngenta, Novartis, Mitsubishi, Textron, Kellogg Company, and CitiCorp, Gayle‚Äôs responsibilities included training, program development and customer service management.  Her consulting experience also includes extensive work in strategic planning, organization planning, and organization development.  Through her consulting work, Gayle has delivered seminars to thousands of executives throughout the United States. 

Earlier as Founder and Owner of King Communication, Gayle held P&L leadership of a telecommunications company.  Through customer service excellence, she led this provider of pager and mobile phone communications in securing 90% of the market against their major competitor, US West Communications and positioning it for its eventual acquisition by Consolidated Telephone.  Gayle earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education and the Humanities with distinction from Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota.