Chairman - Senn Delaney
Office Location: Costa Mesa
Phone: +1 562 4265400
Larry was named the Father of Corporate Culture for conducting the world’s first research on culture and founding Senn Delaney, the world’s first culture shaping firm, in 1978. He was named the Thought Leader in Trust in America in 2019 and was an invited presenter on culture at the SXSW Conference.
Larry has led culture-shaping engagements for nearly one hundred Fortune 500 CEOs, presidents of several major universities, state governors, and two former U.S. President cabinet members. He has written 3 books on culture, the latest is best-selling Winning Teams, Winning Cultures. He has written 3 books on leadership and peak human performance including The Human Operating System: an Owners Manual and his best-selling The Mood Elevator: Living Life At Your Best.
Larry was a faculty member at the University of Southern California, where he completed his dissertation on culture, and was a professor at UCLA. He has founded two consulting firms; Senn Delaney Management Consultants was sold to Arthur Andersen, and Senn Delaney Leadership, a culture shaping firm, was sold to Heidrick & Struggles. Larry was a finalist for Entrepreneur of the Year in Southern California.
Two central themes in Larry’s life are family and fitness. He has 5 children and 6 grandchildren, including two who were professional athletes. Larry has competed in 60 sprint triathlons since completing his first one, at the age of 70. Today he is nationally ranked and undefeated in his age group.
He earned a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from USC, an MBA and a BS in engineering from UCLA, where he was a national champion gymnast and coached the gymnastics team.