"We retained Gary Oster at Topline Growth Partners to identify areas where Consumer Brands could grow its revenue. After conducting dozens of comprehensive discovery interviews, he completed an assessment and creative plan that will help drive our organization's future growth. Due to his work, our association now has over 70 useful recommendations that could generate millions of dollars in incremental revenue. I highly recommend him for his approach, expertise, and insights."
Geoff Freeman, President & CEO-Consumer Brands Association
"Our relationship spans decades. I am grateful to Gary for his leadership over the years and the critical role he played in U.S. Travel’s financial health, enhanced program expansion and dramatic membership growth. He is a terrific manager-coach, mentoring his colleagues…encouraging their growth and development. With his expertise and energy, Gary helped us grow this association to what it has become."
Roger Dow, President & CEO-U.S. Travel Association
“I have known Gary for many years as a loyal and passionate business development executive. He is an effective leader of diverse teams and has developed and managed strategic relationships and initiatives.”
Christine Duffy, President Carnival Cruise Lines
"Gary brings experience and knowledge of every facet of the hospitality industry. He is a an excellent leader of groups both large and small. His comments are always straight forward and insightful. Gary is honest, transparent and a pleasure to work with."
Mike Massari, Chief Sales Officer-Caesar's Entertainment
"I had the pleasure of working with Gary in his leadership roles at U.S. Travel. I appreciate his strategic approach to developing external relationships that benefit both the member organization and the association. He is creative, results-driven and has established himself as a tremendous leader in the travel industry. I hold him in very high regard.
Kaye Ceille, SVP Global Travel and Partnerships-AvisBudget Group
"As a board member of U.S. Travel (and a trade association CEO), I had the opportunity to witness Gary's contributions to growing top-line revenues during his time with the organization. During the decade-plus of his tenure, U.S Travel nearly tripled its revenues. In all of my dealings with him, I found Gary to be innovative and future focused in his work"
Dawn Sweeney, President & CEO-National Restaurant Association
“Few people embody the passion and professionalism of Gary Oster. His ability to connect new ideas with tangible action plans has always impressed me. He embraces the new and emboldens others by passionately rallying support for innovation. He is both thoughtful in deed and considerate in cultivating strong working relationships. I’m proud to have worked closely with him during his years at the US Travel Association and excited to see this dynamic industry leader share his deep experience with others."
Fred Dixon, President & CEO-NYC & Company
"Gary Oster at Topline Growth Partners completed a multi-month project to uncover areas where we could grow GMA’s revenues. After conducting dozens of discovery interviews, he performed a complete assessment of our opportunities for growth. Numerous members remarked that they appreciated Gary’s questions, and the feedback he collected was immensely valuable. In addition, his recommendations have provided a blueprint for future growth.”
Brandon Partridge, SVP Member Engagement-Grocery Manufacturers Association
“Gary's creative thinking, and his ability to connect with clients and internal teams alike has nurtured a fertile environment for the Broadway industry in New York and around the US.”
Charles Flateman, SVP Marketing-Shubert Organization
“Over the decade we've partnered together, I have had the privilege of seeing Gary take numerous, high-impact projects from concept to launch to full-fledged success. These projects ranged from multi-million dollar revenue generating promotions to building and leading a team that created a national industry awareness effort that garnered hundreds of millions of media impressions.”
Todd Davidson, President & CEO Travel Oregon
I had the pleasure of working with Gary for a decade in Washington, DC., he is the ultimate networker, finding ways for people to work together for common interests, always with a smile and firm handshake. I'd recommend him for any industry or trade association trying to find the best connectivity with their members with energy and optimism.
C. Stewart Verdery, Founder & CEO-Monument Advocacy
”Gary understands the core mission of an organization and how to rally those around him to see that organization flourish. His "emotional intelligence" is off the charts and his ability to achieve performance-oriented goals is among the top of anyone I know. If you want someone to live "inside a box" and simply help maintain steady progress, then Gary is probably not your guy. However, if you want someone who brings passion and resolve to an organization seeking transformation or rapid growth then Gary is who you want. He is a winner and makes everyone around him better.”
Rich Maradik, Chairman-nSight