HARLEY OSTIS is the President and CEO of Linkage, where he is responsible for Linkage’s business units worldwide. Additionally, he serves as an executive advisor and Principal Consultant, providing clients with strategic consulting and leadership development. Prior to his role as President and CEO, Harley led Linkage’s Professional Services business, with responsibility for the development and delivery of consulting services and client solutions worldwide.
Harley’s expertise includes large-scale efforts and projects in leadership development, change management, acquisitions and assimilation of new businesses, as well as executive coaching. He brings a multi-cultural understanding to his work with clients and his capabilities scale globally. He has built successful relationships with leaders and leadership teams spanning Asia, Australia, North and South America, Europe, and the Middle East. His extensive international background has equipped him with a deep knowledge of many cultures and success metrics throughout the world.
Prior to joining Linkage, Harley was Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Administration at CheckFree Corporation, a publically-traded electronic financial services company. Harley also worked at Harris Corporation, a communications and information technology company, in a variety of human resource roles and ultimately, moved on to one of the company’s subsidiaries, Lanier Worldwide, to serve as Senior Vice President of Human Resources.
Harley holds a BA in Counseling from the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a MBA from the University of Central Florida.
Harley’s clients include Activision Blizzard, AIG, Avis Budget Group, Cox Communications, EBay/PayPal, Equate, Illumina, International Monetary Fund, Intuit, Lockheed Martin, McKesson, Methodist Hospitals, Northrop Grumman, Siemens Corporation, Solvay, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Taylor Morrison, The Standard Insurance Company, Toyota, and Wyndham Worldwide, as well as a number of other public and private organizations.