Akeem Perry

Director, Workforce Learning & Development and Performance


Akeem Perry is an accomplished learning and development leader who brings a unique blend of skills and experience to Geffen Mesher. As our Director of Workforce Learning & Development and Performance, Akeem is strategically positioned to design and implement innovative learning opportunities which optimizes performance and development across the firm. With over ten years of industry experience, Akeem has strengthened workforces across multiple industries and sectors, driving learning and development strategies for nationally-recognized, non-profits organizations and municipal government entities. Prior to joining Geffen Mesher, Akeem served as Senior Manager of Talent Initiatives for Greater Cleveland Partnership where he lead the cultivation of registered apprenticeship programs in non-traditional careers as a means for underserved populations to gain access to meaningful career opportunities while serving as a talent pipeline for regional employers. As Chief Training Officer for the City of Cleveland-Department of Public Utilities, Akeem delivered over 16,000 hours of technical, industry-specific training and professional development offerings for various professional groups. Akeem is a proud graduate of Notre Dame College of Ohio with a graduate degree in Education and an undergraduate focus in Business Administration. In his pastime, Akeem enjoys spending time with family and friends, outdoor activities of all kinds, cooking and grilling, playing various sports, and is a self-proclaimed automobile enthusiast.