was very careful in building my firm. I defined my direction and
needs, then took my time to fill those needs with experts who complement
my skills and expand what we can do for clients... I'm extremely
proud of our team."
Avery founded his successful management consulting firm in 1981.
He has directed William Avery & Associates in service as a Labor
Relations and Executive Search consultancy, serving personally as
a chief negotiator, trainer, and representative in grievance and
specialist and widely recognized expert in employer-employee relations,
he has served as a City Manager (Los Gatos) and Assistant City Manager.
While City Manager, he was President of the Santa Clara County City
Manager's Association and Chair of the County Employee Relations
has lectured at De Anza College, San Jose State University, and
Stanford University, and regularly makes presentations for the League
of California Cities, CALPELRA, and other public sector organizations.
on his personal track record of success, he expanded the firm's
focus to include increased emphasis on not-for-profit and private
sector search. He added proven industry professionals with expertise
in these areas. The result has been to create an exceptionally strong
management consulting firm, now known as Avery Associates, with
the expertise to provide the full range of services required for
successful public or private sector executive search.
key measure of the firm's success has been the many long-term relationships
that he and his staff have established with clients.
holds B.A. in Political Science and an M.P.A. from San Jose State
University, where he was graduated with highest honors.