An award-winning marketing executive known for creativity, revenue growth and financial responsibility, Curt Gruber teaches Marketing and Sales courses at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.
Embracing change, new ideas and technology, while grounded by the process of brand management, Curt led global brands like Jim Beam and Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit and Doublemint to multimillion dollar growth and market share expansion. For eight years, Curt served as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for the Chicago Rush, where he helped create a pro sports franchise from scratch to sell-out crowds. For the next four years, he served in a similar role at the Chicago Wolves. Equally analytical and creative, Curt is currently a principal at Luciernaga: Luminous Ideas where he builds brands and addresses both B2B and B2C business challenges across multiple industries.
Coupled with agency/consulting-services management experience, Curt brings a unique, multi-angled perspective on business issues and how to drive success through strategy, data insights, innovation and execution.
Business Leader Faculty® Since 2017
Luciernaga: Luminous Ideas
Vice President of Marketing
Vice President of Business Development
THUNDERBIRD SCHOOL OF GLOBAL MANAGEMENT
- Master in Business Administration
ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY
- Bachelor of Science