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Gregory M. Jannin, Founder and CEO of G&H Automation Services: ‘Our Goal is to Become an Extension of Our Clients’ Teams’

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“We provide each client with unique high-end automation and operational applications that perfectly fit their business requirements.”

G&H Automation Services is a FinTech consultancy company that specializes in workflow optimization and process automation. It provides each client with distinct solutions to fit their business requirements and is easy to implement without the unnecessary and overwhelming functionalities of traditional software. The company's purpose is to maximize its clients' human resources and capabilities by offering high-end custom automation and operational applications.
G&H was founded in 2020 and is headquartered in Long Island City, New York.

Interview Excerpt: Gregory M. Jannin

Q. What is your story? And how did G&H Automation Services come to the fore?

G&H Automation Services was launched as a response to heightened demand for process automation and workflow optimization. I spent about a decade working in Quantitative Finance, most recently being the Director of Operations for an NYC-based Family Office. During this time there, I re-engineered all internal processes leading to numerous efficiency gains. Responding to market demand, I decided to launch my own firm to help a variety of clients streamline their processes and have efficient workflows.

Q. G&H Automation Services is a FinTech consulting company specializing in workflow optimization and process automation. How effectively do you address your clients' pain points per this?

Every project is unique. Our pragmatic methodology allows us to address almost any concerns clients may have when they first approach us. But the most common question: Is it possible? We put in place a simple 3-phase model—Analyze, Enhance, and Implement.
Our framework is:

  • Review in place processes, technologies, internal policies, and practices and discuss with them the challenges they are currently facing (Analyze)
  • Prepare a plan to optimize their process while considering client preference and constraints (Enhance)
  • Deploy the plan (Implement)Our goal is to become an extension of our clients’ teams.

Q. Your purpose is to maximize your clients' resources and capabilities by offering high-end custom automation and operational applications. Would you like to elaborate on this a bit more?

Human beings are limited since the dawn of man. We have been using tools to overcome our natural limitations. Overworked staff is a common risk our clients face, which exposes them to potentially costly human error. Our expertise allows our clients to overcome these limitations and de-risk their businesses.
Think of it as a marriage of man and machine—we streamline repetitive tasks in order to free resources for higher value-add work.

Q. What are the other services your company offer?

In addition to workflow optimization and process automation, we offer two other innovative services—Offsite Computing (OC) and Remote Backup (RB). The OC reallocates compute-intensive processes from our clients’ IT resources to our secure, high-performing servers—ultimately reducing cost. Whereas the RB allows clients to de-risk potential staffing issues as our team can be deployed remotely to oversee and handle his clients' operational workflows. Additionally, we have partnered with HubSpot to respond to an increased demand for sales, marketing, and services automation.

Q. Let's talk about your team. What's the most essential trait a team member should possess, and why?

Within G&H Automation Services, we have four core principles—sharing, dedication, passion, and integrity.
Knowledge is meant to be shared, and one must love what we do to be successful. Every relationship is a new opportunity for us to deliver excellence and improve lives. We strive to build long-term partnerships with our clients—we are all on the same team.

Q. What is your company's policy on providing seminars, workshops, and training so the employees can keep up on their skills or acquire new skills?

Training and development are the cornerstones of staff success. Our staff is supported in additional learnings as it boosts employee retention. Like any asset of a business, we invest in our employees. When you have an organization full of valued individuals, morale, and in turn, productivity will be at an all-time high. By providing opportunities for professional development, we are ultimately strengthening the backbone of the business. Employees are a reflection of our company. As CEO, I encourage my employees to seek out appropriate educational/networking opportunities, which are business funded. These can include conferences or webinars.

Q. Trust is one of the most important currencies of leadership that requires authenticity and consistency to maintain. What's your take on this?

Have you ever asked yourself this question: “Who are the people you trust the most in your life currently, and why?” The most common answer is probably mom, dad, or a spouse. However, most people spend most of their time at work. Employers are likely very low on most people’s lists. At G&H, we invest in our employees and try to change the now, as mentioned above. Our logic is simple—people will give their upmost if they feel trusted and invested in. A team with these characteristics will always produce superior results. The G&H leadership equation consists of commitment, character, competence, consistency, caring, and centricity.

Q. What new endeavors is your company currently undertaking?

In 2020, our focus was to build the foundations and start delivering the best-in-class to our clientele. In 2021, our goal is to build partnerships with other trusted companies to benefit our clients.
As mentioned above, we became a partner with HubSpot, a vendor of innovative marketing technology solutions. HubSpot built its reputation as an innovator in areas like marketing automation, social media campaign management, and now it focuses on customer relationship management. Additionally, we were approved to become a Microsoft Power BI partner, one of the largest and fastest-growing business intelligence cloud solutions.

The Visionary Leader Behind the Success of G&H Automation Services

Gregory M. Jannin, founder, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of G&H Automation Services. He has been working in Quantitative Finance and Operations & Market Risk for some of the largest financial institutions worldwide in Europe and the United States.
Over almost 15 years, Gregory has automated a variety of processes and designed algorithms for quantitative investment strategies. His passion for new technologies and background in quantitative finance has led him to create smart financial and operation data processing solutions.
Mr. Jannin holds three masters degrees in Financial Markets, Quantitative Finance, and Financial Engineering, and has a Ph.D. in Finance from Sorbonne University.

“In 2021, our goal is to build partnerships with other trusted companies to benefit our clients.”