Dr. Ayad is a Scholar-Practitioner, inspirational, and accomplished business leader with over twenty two years of experience in developing and implementing strategies, designing and sustaining effective processes, building consensus and collaboration, engaging frontline employees, senior field managers, and corporate executives leading to improved top line and bottom line business results. Dr. Ayad worked for reputable organizations such as Home Depot, Sears, and Wal-Mart in different leadership roles at senior field and corporate levels. He witnessed the advantages and disadvantages as well as the successes and disappointments of transformation and change at Home Depot, Sears Holdings, and Walmart. As an entrepreneur, civil engineer, and a Vice President – Operations, he participated in launching new companies and successfully negotiated exclusive representations, contracts, and partnerships nationally and internationally in countries such as Lebanon, Egypt, Russia, UK, Canada, and USA.