Toni GriefEducation

MA, PhD, Fielding Graduate University; MBA, University of Connecticut; BA, Fairfield University

Research Interests

Leadership; systems thinking; organizational strategy and design; organizational culture; change management; strategic alliances; entrepreneurship; gender and generational issues in the workplace; mentoring; ethics and social responsibility; strategic planning; qualitative research methodology


Dr. Greif has a long career in the private sector, most recently serving as CEO and founder of a privately held residential mortgage company in Greenwich, Conn., that specializes in complex financing for individuals with high net worth. In addition, she created a strategic alliance with Parallel Commercial Capital, a Wall Street commercial conduit that originated, underwrote, and securitized commercial mortgages. Dr. Greif has an extensive background in higher education and banking and has served on the board of directors for numerous nonprofit organizations. She consults in the areas of leadership and strategic analysis for entrepreneurs, online education, executive coaching and development, small business analysis, complex financial counseling, real estate development, business ethics, and strategic planning. She serves as a columnist and reviewer for several publications and has appeared as an advisor/guest speaker on CNBC.