Gary Survis is a seasoned marketing and green business executive. Gary leads Syncsort's global Big Data integration marketing team. Before joining Syncsort, Gary was Founder and "Chief Buzz Officer" at Practical Digital Marketing. Prior to that, he was COO of Geoscape Solar, a firm specializing in residential, commercial and non-profit solar projects. An additional green business of Gary's was Go Green Displays where he was Founder and Managing Partner. This company delivered Practical Green solutions for face-to-face marketing (meetings, conferences, trade shows and events). Survis has been featured in multiple publications including Forbes.com, Knowledge@Wharton and Exhibitor magazine. He has spoken to organizations including the Wharton Energy Club, FMC's Earth Day celebration, Sustainable Brands and NJ WasteWise.
Gary holds a Bachelor of Science from Wharton and an MBA in marketing from NYU Stern School. He is also currently a Lecturer in the MES program and a Senior Fellow at Wharton's Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership. He is also serving as the Learning Director, and faculty member, for Wharton's Executive Education program in Business Sustainability Leadership. As an IGEL Senior Fellow, Gary has participated in multiple IGEL-sponsored conferences including Careers in Sustainability, Building Energy Efficiency and Wharton Globalization Trend Lab. He has been the moderator of IGEL's Annual Conferences on The Nexus of Energy, Food & Water and Sustainability in the Age of Big Data.