Author & Chairman, Conscious Capitalism Connecticut Chapter
Gavin Watson successfully minimized hierarchy through self organized, open space-style human operating systems in his family business, Watson Inc. In 2019,the company sold for $89 million.
As a food manufacturer, Gavin designed state-of-the-art edible film manufacturing equipment and improved upon the designs of milling, blending, and fluid bed equipment. Before joining the family food manufacturing business, Gavin earned a BA in religious studies with a minor in psychology from Fairfield University. Starting as a maintenance mechanic, he moved up through engineering and eventually became vice president of operations and company chair. He led the company’s focus on employee engagement through a self-organizing, self-directed team approach.