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Gary Polson was named Cydcor’s Executive Chairman in 2020, after serving as CEO for nearly 20 years. His focus as Executive Chairman will be prioritizing Cydcor’s long-term planning, overall health of the business, as well as the culture and development of people in the organization.
In his term as CEO, Cydcor grew its revenue more than nine-fold since 2001, becoming the market leader in outsourced sales. Gary’s passion for excellence and never-satisfied approach has led Cydcor to earn both industry and employer recognition. Gary’s leadership was crucial as Cydcor built its reputation on maintaining long term relationships with clients by consistently delivering results and by going above and beyond to help Cydcor’s clients gain market share and grow.
The company received the most prestigious recognition in its industry by earning "...the distinction of being the most respected sales outsourcing company in the world," according to Datamonitor and The Black Book of Outsourcing survey. Cydcor earned the survey's highest overall client satisfaction ranking at 93% and placed first in 9 of the 18 performance categories evaluated as part of the annual survey.
Under Gary’s leadership, Cydcor earned the honor of being named one of the “Best Places to Work” by the Los Angeles Business Journal nine times. He helped create Cydcor’s unique culture of a people helping people business, including a special emphasis on volunteerism. Cydcor, along with its network of independent sales offices, has raised nearly one million dollars for Operation Smile to provide free surgery for children with cleft lip and cleft palate conditions and to help fund medical missions around the globe. Gary has more than 40 years of experience in business operations including accounting, legal, and senior management. Prior to joining Cydcor in 2000, he served as CEO of T/O Printing, a commercial printing and direct mail business. He also practiced as a corporate attorney specializing in commercial transactions for Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp (MS&K), a prominent Los Angeles law firm. Prior to MS&K, he was a staff accountant at Price Waterhouse.
He is a member of the Board of Visitors for Pepperdine University's School of Public Policy. Gary holds a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award for Constitutional Law and Evidence, and he earned his BA in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.