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At The Bakari Group Inc. dba Executive Focus, we bring many years of global Fortune 100 Human Resources and business expertise and have done work in both the public and private sectors. Our industry expertise includes entertainment, financial services, manufacturing, retail, consumer package goods, and government.


We believe in "building organizational capability to drive business results.". We partner with our clients to understand the pressure points and work jointly to develop creative and practical solutions to move the organization forward. We believe it is essential to understand the knowledge, skills and abilities, engagement level, and what is driving the engagement level of those individuals who touch your customer and/or your product daily. Ultimately this is where your business is impacted. Whether working with executives or front line employees, our offerings are designed to support you at this level.

Thought-based, Research-backed approach with a touch of


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Tony Gilliard - President, and

Principal Consultant

My Pedigree


My corporate Human Resource career afforded me the opportunity to work with some of the most recognizable and successful brands on the planet.  As a result, I also worked with some of the smartest, innovative,  and creative leaders in the world. Since I transitioned into the world of consulting, a partial list of clients I have had the privilege to support and work with are:

  • Verizon

  • Clorox

  • John Deere

  • United Nations Federal Credit Union

  • City of Dallas

  • ConEdison

  • Nestle'

  • Southern Glazer's

  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

  • GM Financial 

  • United States Airforce

  • Novant Health Systems


  • Marriot Vacation Clubs

  • Duff & Phelps

  • First Command Financial Planning

  • Dave & Busters

Contract Executive


On occasion, organizations find themselves with HR openings at senior levels. These roles take time to fill due to the high level of responsibility and the investment to ensure they find the right person.  As a contractor, I offer the knowledge skills and ability to come into your organization to support your team and keep the process flowing and support you during the transition period.  I am prepared to support you as an HR Generalist, Talent Development, D&I, Talent Acquisition or special projects as needed. Available to support you on a nationwide basis.  

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