Gerry Spitzner

Who's Gerry

I Help Entreprenuerial People Build Their Dreams.

I help companies and individuals develop marketplace strategies to create, engage, and keep customers for life. I believe in helping people achieve leadership, professional, and business success.

An entrepreneurial thinker and business development advisor; I’m an optimist with a curiosity for solutions to improve life and business results. My specialty is training Pharmacists and healthcare practitioners to develop business management strategies for their practice so they can focus on patient-centred care.

Drawing on senior-level regional retail operations experience in the Pharmacy/drug store sector, multi-drug store ownership, and Pharmaceutical/Front Shop wholesale supply-chain business development; I bring clients the unique advantage of retail and wholesale strategic business management with experience and knowledge of the highly regulated healthcare sector. I understand who my clients are, what they need, and where to find it.

I’m passionate to drive performance by providing a solution-oriented focus with ideas and alternatives clients can use to address the changing business issues they face right now. Including ongoing support in areas such as retail operational execution, customer experience and promotional marketing. I aim to inspire my clients to achieve their business objectives balanced with meeting the needs of today’s customers and consumers.

Originally from Winnipeg, my wife and I are long-time residents of the North Shore. We have two married adult daughters who have gone through university and now building careers of their own. I’m a regular lecturer at UBC Pharmacy, workshop & seminar leader, and business columnist/blogger. My recent activities have included being; speaker and workshop leader at Small Business BC, mentoring UBC Pharmacy and medical students and women entrepreneurs at The Forum. Now living in White Rock: in my spare time I enjoy woodworking; and we like the arts, live music & theatre, all sports and healthy cooking.

Clients I've worked with

I'm on my Victory Lap. I have skills that I still very much enjoy using and love the challenge of solving problems.

Topics I Can Help You With

01.

Start a Business

Start a business not a startup. A successful business starts with a strategic plan. 

02.

Customer Experience

You can only grow your business if you have loyal customers and make them feel special.

03.

Strategy

Strategy is making choices, trade-offs and setting yourself apart from the competition.

04.

Daily Operations

Every business needs to deliver its product or service effectively and efficiently.

05.

Brand Image

Connect with customers on an emotional level.

06.

Team Management

The right people working together can deliver outstanding results.

07.

Inventory

Get the most from your largest dollar investment.

08.

Leadership

Delegate well to show the way, then get out of the way.