One of the world’s leading authorities on customer experience, Lior Arussy is an experienced change practitioner, success accelerator, corporate culture expert, and founder of design and transformation firm Strativity Group. Called “a triple threat of transformation” by co-founder and founding editor of Fast Company William Taylor, Arussy is a unique, critical, global voice helping people worldwide achieve ultimate success.
Prior to founding Strativity Group, Arussy spent his career in executive positions at companies like Hewlett-Packard. With an understanding that traditional change management is not working, Arussy has worked with many of the world’s top brands including Mercedes-Benz, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Thomson Reuters, HSBC, E.ON, FedEx, SAP, University of Pennsylvania, and Johnson & Johnson, among others, to recognize that the key to truly driving change for success is in putting employees at the center of transformation efforts. His methodology enabled Mercedes Benz to take the number 1 position in customer satisfaction in just two years. Another client, a European logistics corporation, leaped from 3% annual organic growth to 44% annual organic growth in just two years.
The recipient of the 2015 SmartCEO Circle of Excellence Award, Arussy was also presented the 2015 “Influential Leaders” award by CRM Magazine and named the #2 Top Global Guru in Customer Service by Global Gurus. Consulting Magazine also named Strativity “A Small Jewel” in 2017 and one of the fastest growing for the past three years. Strativity has the additional distinction of being named to the Inc. 5000 Honor Roll, reserved for firms who have been named to the Inc. 5000 list for 5 or more consecutive years.
In addition to his work with Strativity, Arussy is the author of seven books including the forthcoming Next is Now: 5 Steps for Embracing Change – Building a Business that Thrives into the Future (May 2018, Simon & Schuster), and his self-published Exceptionalize it! (2015), which has sold over 30,000 copies to date. Arussy has written over 250 articles for publications around the world, including the Harvard Business Review, and multitude of magazines and media outlets have cited his work, including MSNBC, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, CRM Magazine, Smart CEO Magazine, and Inc. magazine.
Arussy completed his undergraduate degree at Case Western Reserve University and received his MBA from Weatherhead School of Management. He resides in New Jersey with his wife and five children. When he’s not sampling fine chocolates or collecting Swiss watches, he enjoys exploring new cultures—2.6 million miles on United so far.
““Lior Arussy is, in a word, exceptional. As an adviser, he gives companies the confidence to do things other companies can’t or won’t do. As a thinker, he presents an agenda for transformation that defines the promise of business at its best.”” –William C. Taylor, Co-founder, Fast Company; Author, Practically Radical