Gregory Pizarro, Jr
Gregory Pizarro, Jr. is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Glenhouse Strategies. He is an Army veteran, international human rights activist, public speaker, political operative, and youth advocate. He brings in a decade of experience in management and consulting, helping corporations, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and elected officials reach their goals around the globe. Prior to Glenhouse, he was a Global Information Security Executive at Bank of America, managing GIS' business operations to include the integration of risk concepts into strategic planning, risk identification, and mitigation efforts. Additionally, Gregory served in a multitude of roles in the US Army, including Chief of Internal Controls, Chief of Financial Policy, Plans, and Operations, and as an adviser to a Commanding General at Fort Hood. Today, Gregory continues to serve in the US Army Reserve as a Senior Adviser to the Comptroller.
Gregory has served as a political consultant to two Presidential campaigns and several high profile federal and state-wide elections. He is a regular television commentator on economic, military and human rights policy for NBC Universal affiliates, being seen frequently on national US broadcast and cable TV. Pizarro is also a contributor to several print media outlets.
Gregory has been recognized with numerous awards including Charlotte’s 30 Under 30, OUT Magazine’s Hero of Diversity, Penn State’s Adam Taliaferro Resiliency Award, Campus Pride’s Voice & Action National Leadership Award, and as an Equality North Carolina Equality Champion as one of the most tireless volunteer advocates of a globally inclusive LGBTQ rights movement. Gregory also serves on the boards of Teach for America, Victory Fund, Modern Military Association of America, Campus Pride, and is a political appointee on the City of Charlotte Housing Board of Appeals.
Gregory studied engineering, political science and military leadership, and business management at Penn State, Hampton University,and the University of Maryland; respectively.