Larry Emond

Managing Partner with Gallup

Larry Emond is a Managing Partner for Gallup and a member of the company’s Executive Committee. Emond oversees Gallup’s strategy in Asia and the Western United States, working with the company’s offices and clients throughout these regions. He consults with companies in the areas of hiring, development, leadership, succession, and in strategies to drive employee and customer engagement.

Prior to focusing entirely on his Managing Partner responsibilities, Emond served as Gallup’s Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Publisher for more than a decade. As Chief Marketing Officer, his responsibilities included directing Gallup’s marketing strategy and communications and developing Gallup’s broad range of measurement, training, and consulting services. As Executive Publisher, he directed Gallup’s publishing endeavors, including books and the Gallup Business Journal ( Under his leadership, Gallup authored groundbreaking management books, including the bestsellers First, Break All the Rules; Now, Discover Your Strengths, 12: The Elements of Great Managing; Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements; How Full Is Your Bucket?; StrengthsFinder 2.0; and Strengths Based Leadership.

Emond began his career at Gallup in 1992, when he started  Gallup’s operations in Tokyo. Over the next several years, he helped open key Gallup offices across Asia, including operations in Bejing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Singapore. In 1996, he relocated to the U.S. to take on the role of Chief Marketing Officer and was based at various times in Gallup’s Princeton, New York, and Washington, D.C., offices. Prior to joining Gallup, Emond worked for several years at the Japan Management Association Research Institute, a regional economic and management think tank.

Emond received his bachelor’s degree in international commerce, Asian studies, and Japanese language from San Diego State University. He is based at Gallup’s Irvine, California, office.

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