Meet Gregg Tate GPHR/SHRM-SCP

Drawing upon almost 40 years of corporate experience, 21 as an expatriate in Europe and Asia, Gregg brings a wealth of Global HR knowledge and experience to Positively People. At the end of 2018, he stepped out of Adidas, after 30 years. Since January 2019, he has his own Independent HR Advisory/Consulting practice.

During his career, he held leadership roles in the US, Europe, and Asia.  He spent 6 years as VP-HR & Knowledge Management for Region Asia-Pacific, based in Hong Kong.  And, his most recent role was 9 years as SVP-HR for Global Sales, based at HQ in Germany. In this role, he was the HR Business Partner to the Executive Board Member for Sales and HR Partner to the Corporate M&A Team.  He also had leadership responsibility for the HR Function in all Adidas’ subsidiary and retail companies around the world.

Gregg is a John C. Maxwell Certified Coach, Trainer, and Speaker and is a Certified DISC Behavioral Analysis Trainer.  He is a member of the Gerson-Lehrman Group Advisory Council, the European-American Chamber of Commerce of South Carolina, and has often spoken at major events such as the Annual SHRM Global Conference, the CHRO Workshop, and the Asia-Pacific Knowledge Management Symposium.

  • BA in Sociology from Wofford College, in Spartanburg, SC
  • Executive Education Program from Harvard Business School
  • GPHR from HR Certification Institute
  • SCP from SHRM