GVConsulting (GVC) is a comprehensive consulting firm based on the principles of integrity, efficiency, sliding-scale fees, and accessibility for all.
We Aim To Promote
- development services for the nonprofit arena, in order to change paradigms and make your work more effective
- stabilization and enhancement of your small business productivity and growth patterns
- engagement in political causes that further empower people at grassroots levels
These three components to development can and will define a new world paradigm: one that integrates the human cause with global sustainability; enables holistic components for environmental integrity to mesh well with improved quality of life; and redefines concepts of wealth for all citizens of the planet.
We look forward to your input and participation.
Who We Are
GVC was founded by Gregory Vickrey in 2004 with the primary goal to provide various services to emerging and established nonprofits.
During the elections of 2004 and 2006, Gregory found himself more and more immersed in the political arenas on both the local and national levels (having been a candidate himself twice), and recognized a real need for cross-over services – mainly due to the two major U.S. political parties being controlled by supermassive, transnational corporations without souls – and without voting rights.
Unfortunately, the infiltration of big money and big corporations continues to erode our political system and largest nonprofits, and therefore many of the fine services provided by a fair and just government have fallen solely into the hands of reputable nonprofits, small businesses, and individuals. Yet now, in these times, all of these entities are struggling to stay afloat.
Bringing those forces together – nonprofits, small business, and grassroots politics – is a major component for change in the 21st Century, and GVC is ready to bring that to bear on many fronts.
Nonprofits, small businesses, candidates for office, and individuals like you are needed to bring about sweeping change globally as well as within your own scope of influence; so drop us a line via email: email@example.com, or respond to our blog entries to begin your engagement in the paradigm shift we not only need, but deserve.
About Gregory Vickrey
Gregory has worked as an advocate for nonprofits and small business for over 10 years, and in locations from Tennessee, Oregon, North Carolina, Washington DC, Alaska, Vermont, Kentucky, California, North Carolina, and Colorado.
In addition to founding GVC, Gregory served as Executive Director of a very progressive environmental group in Alaska, as field programs manager for a solid waste district in Vermont, and as an activist for a number of environmental and consumer advocacy causes in Oregon and Tennessee.
Politically, Gregory has worked with candidates at the local and national levels in 2004-2008, and continues to stay very active in numerous independent political circles.
Gregory’s academic interests lie primarily in Astronomy and Physics, as well as international studies and the impacts of food and water capacities on the planet. His extensive work on the question of climate change and other issues of the day have also earned him acclaim in articles and via television appearances.
Gregory has served on many boards over the years, including
- Alaska Conservation Voters (ACV)
- Alaska Conservation Alliance (ACA)
- Ki of Life Learning Center (KOLLC)
- Southeast Alaska Conservation Council (SEACC)
- Ketchikan Youth Initiatives (KYI)
- Blue Diamond Virtual Real Estate Investment Trust (BDVR)
- Peace of the Action (POTA)
Gregory is also a member of Sigma Xi Scientific Society.
About Chadrick Turbyfill
Chad joined GVC in August 2012 and is the Chief Operating Officer of GVC Virtual.
Chad is a Human Resources Business Partner for GfK Consumer Experiences North America, where he supports the Managing Directors of various business units with formulating and executing their human capital strategies. With over 5 years experience in HR, Chad has had a diverse career that includes merger and acquisition – HR due diligence, merger and acquisition integration support (6 companies in 5 years), shared services planning and integration support, departmental budget analysis, departmental and company strategic planning, HR communications, establishing company cultures, and organizational analysis and development. Prior to his work in HR, Chad managed meeting planning logistics, meeting on-site management, event planning, fine art insurance adjustment, and small company startup and office management.
In virtual arenas, Chad is a founder, pillar and active participant of the Second Life business community. In addition to his work as COO, GVC Virtual, Chad is currently also appointed as CEO of ZEN Corporation, a community based virtual land and services provider in Second Life. Since 2006, Chad has been a key player in establishing the roots of the Second Life financial community and, over the years, has had the pleasure of serving on the boards of myriad Second Life public companies. He currently serves on the board of GVC, ZEN, and BDVR – all listed on Capital Exchange. Chad was also founding board member of the AVIX exchange, the predecessor to today’s CAPEX exchange. Today Chad is member of Capital Exchange Regulatory Commission (CERC).
About Ed Kalkman
Ed Kalkman has had a long term interest in finance and business. Being a radiologist by trade, business has been a hobby, albeit one vigorously studied and explored. In recent years, he has experimented with new concepts and ideas in Second Life, the largest and best known virtual world. He was Director of an investment fund on the Second Life Capital Exchange for 10 months until the friendly take over of his fund by GVC in late 2012. After the acquisition, Ed joined GVC as Vice President, Special Projects. He works with the existing GVC Virtual team towards development of new programs to assist in GVC’s further growth.
Ed lives in Glasgow, United Kingdom, with his wife and three children.