Gary Dagampat

CEO and Founder, Managing Principal Consultant- Generalist

Gary is CEO and Managing Principal Consultant of Magenta Ocean, a management consulting and coaching firm focused on helping small and midsize businesses level-up efficiencies and maximize profitability through its performance enhancing capabilities. The firm deploys key services – management consulting, interim and fractional COO, executive coaching, team coaching, and cybersecurity consulting – capabilities directed towards positively impacting organizational performance in areas that matter most to SMBs.

Prior to founding Magenta Ocean, Gary’s rich management background included responsibilities as both corporate executive and  SMB entrepreneur. Gary served in several senior-level positions, including most recently as COO of Tetra LLC, a technology integration company serving the commercial, multi-family, government, and education spaces where it specializes in build, design, and service solutions. Prior to Tetra, Gary was COO at Peloton College, an education organization where he led a turnaround by launching new market-driven programs while shedding unprofitable offerings. He improved organizational performance by cultivating a people and process focused approach centered on customer service, employee development, cost containment, and sales – and by embedding rigor and execution into core processes. Gary also served as COO at Ability Holdings, Inc a private equity-backed enterprise, where he boosted revenues from $63MM to $400MM, increased year-over-year EBITDA, and generated a five-year 47% compound annual growth rate at the 2,500-employee company. As a portfolio company executive, Gary’s management experience involved working alongside private equity companies BC Partners and The Riverside Company. Prior to his chief operating officer roles, Gary served as senior vice president of sales and marketing at NTMA Training Centers.

A former small business owner in the sports media, fast-casual restaurant, and fitness industries, Gary developed a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities encountered by small and midsize business leaders – and, in turn – allowed him to gain strategic, marketing, operations and related functional skills necessary to address the everyday challenges of SMBs.

Gary, a long-time resident of Texas, enjoys spending time with his family, reading leadership and management books, fitness, and playing golf with his sons and friends. A former competitive athlete, Gary was basketball team captain at Napa Valley College and assistant men’s basketball coach at Victor Valley College. Born in Dallas, he is a loyal Dallas Cowboys fan. Gary holds an MBA from Texas A&M International University and a B.S. in Management from California Coast University, cum laude. He earned Executive Certificates in Financial Management from Cornell University and Organizational Leadership from Jack Welch Management Institute.

Gary is CEO and Managing Principal Consultant of Magenta Ocean, a management consulting and coaching firm focused on helping small and midsize businesses level-up efficiencies and maximize profitability through its performance enhancing capabilities. The firm deploys key services – management consulting, executive coaching, team coaching, and cybersecurity consulting – capabilities directed towards positively impacting organizational performance in areas that matter most to SMBs. including leadership, management, communication, strategy, sales, marketing, operations, human capital, and cybersecurity.

Prior to founding Magenta Ocean, Gary’s rich management background included responsibilities as both corporate executive and small SMB entrepreneur. Gary served in several senior-level positions, including most recently as COO of Tetra LLC, a technology integration company serving the commercial, multi-family, government, and education spaces where it specializes in build, design, and service solutions. Prior to Tetra, Gary was COO at Peloton College, an education organization where he led a turnaround by launching new market-driven programs while shedding unprofitable offerings. He improved organizational performance by cultivating a people and process focused approach centered on customer service, employee development, cost containment, and sales – and by embedding rigor and execution into core processes. Gary also served as COO at Ability Holdings, Inc a private equity-backed enterprise, where he boosted revenues from $63MM to $400MM, increased year-over-year EBITDA, and generated a five-year 47% compound annual growth rate at the 2,500-employee company. As a portfolio company executive, Gary’s management experience involved working alongside private equity companies BC Partners and The Riverside Company. Prior to his chief operating officer roles, Gary served as senior vice president of sales and marketing at NTMA Training Centers.

A former small business owner in the sports media, fast-casual restaurant, and fitness industries, Gary developed a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities encountered by small and midsize business leaders – and, in turn – allowed him to gain strategic, marketing, operations and related functional skills necessary to address the everyday challenges of SMBs.

Gary, a long-time resident of Texas, enjoys spending time with his family, leadership and management books, fitness, and playing golf with his sons and friends. A former competitive athlete, Gary was basketball team captain at Napa Valley College and assistant men’s basketball coach at Victor Valley College. Born in Dallas, he is a loyal Dallas Cowboys fan. Gary holds an MBA from Texas A&M International University and a B.S. in Management from California Coast University, cum laude. He earned Executive Certificates in Financial Management from Cornell University and Organizational Leadership from Jack Welch Management Institute.