Meet The Editorial Board: Gregory Wald

Written by: Brady Drake

Moore Holding Company

Gregory Wald asks questions. His wife would tell you he often asks too many questions.

Behind the questions, though, is a desire to understand and to improve. A student of history, politics and business, Gregory makes connections and sees links between people, events, decisions and trends.

His curiosity and execution have helped him make a career as a consultant and a communicator. He thrives on leading processes of discovery that lead to action toward an ultimate outcome – finding a strategic fit, defining a vision, perfecting a message.

Born and raised in Strasburg, North Dakota, Gregory earned his undergraduate degree from Concordia College and an MBA from the University of North Dakota. He is currently working in acquisitions and communications at Moore Holding Company, which rose from the ESOP that Moore Engineering, Inc. formed when it became employee-owned. The Moore Holding Company team is working to expand its family of companies to bring a broader group into employee ownership.

Gregory lives in Fargo with his wife, Sara, and children, Kathryn (10) and Andrew (7). Between work and family activities, he serves on the Fargo Kiwanis and Bison Arts boards and sings in his church choir.


1st Place, Blogs, Corporate or For-Profit, NFPW

Numerous NDPC awards

Consecutive NASWA awards for economic development publications

What is your favorite thing about your professional life?

Always learning. As a consultant or now in the acquisitions world, I’ve enjoyed amazing opportunities to engage with leaders and companies across many industries. They all have unique approaches, ideas and definitions of success. Every day is an education.

Three unique facts about yourself

  1. Scored an albatross (double eagle) on hole 4 at The Links of North Dakota
  2. Interned for the Senate Human Services Committee during the 1995 N.D. legislative session
  3. Played saxophone in the North Dakota High School Centennial Band

What are some of your favorite things about the Fargo-Moorhead area?

It’s where I met my wife, so that’s #1!

My family and I love our north Fargo neighborhood, and I appreciate how the metro area embraces progress and growth while maintaining the feel of a close-knit community.

If you weren’t working in your current profession, what would you be doing?

Strategy, leadership, branding and writing fulfill me the most in the many work roles I’ve filled in my career. My benchmark is feeling challenged and appreciated.

What are some things you like to do in your spare time?

Golf is my recreational passion. I love walking the course, the traditions of the game and the connection to my family. Now, I’m passing the game to my own kids, and their embrace of it really brings me joy. Other than that, I enjoy reading, writing and watching movies, when I can.

What are some books or podcasts you recommend people check out?

Instead of recommendations, I’ll encourage readers to do two things:

  1. Spend more time reading books and long-form journalism than on social media. Read things with depth and that challenge your assumptions.
  2. Support quality journalism, especially local. Pay for digital subscriptions that will help keep journalism standards and performance high.

If you could change or impact one thing in our business community, what would it be?

Opportunities here are always growing, and I hope we can all make our economic diversity accelerate even more – more industries, more occupations, more points of view.

Why work with Fargo INC?

Fargo INC!’s unique energy comes from its focus on small business. It provides resources to business owners and highlights people and organizations we probably wouldn’t encounter any other way.

What are three business tips you can give?

LISTEN – First, seek to understand an issue or someone else’s perspective.

LEARN – Fill your knowledge gaps. Do your homework. Do your research. Know what you’re talking about.

PRACTICE – Get really good at the tasks of your job, whether that is leadership, programming or writing your company blog. Put in the time. Know what you’re doing. Develop expertise.

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Brady is the Editorial Director at Spotlight Media in Fargo, ND.