Tom Guetzke

Tom Guetzke is a growth guru who inspires business leaders and motivates personal growth. His business-building strategies have successfully grown businesses in the U.S. and 65 countries around the globe. Extensive hands-on experience has created new products and expanding markets for a broad variety of consumer and business-to-business industries (Haagen-Dazs ice cream, Gatorade, the PÛR Water Carafe, Jamaican Pica-Pepper Sauce, U.S. Olympic Teams, Williams-Sonoma and Disney Theme Parks). Tom skyrocketed Whirlpool Corporation's entry into Mexico from $0 to $32 million in just 2 years… and while in Brussels, captivated the European retail marketplace with the introduction of KitchenAid housewares. Tom's ability to quickly identify new business opportunities and his "just do it" marketing approach, enables small companies to quickly grow their business without going broke. After nearly two decades as a senior executive in the corporate world, Tom traded his corporate-jet lifestyle and million-mile frequent-flyers to follow his heart's priority as a husband and father to three young daughters and to pursue his own life dreams. Tom shows people that "work-life balance" is a myth and that richness comes from a happiness approach to life! Tom is the founder of MarketAdvantage, Inc. and has coached executives at Fortune 500 companies such as General Electric, Pillsbury, Ecolab, Wilson Learning, and Honeywell. As a requested speaker, he has addressed business leaders around the world - from the American Embassy in Tokyo to Fortune 500 CEOs at the Global Executive Forum.Tom studied at the University of Salzburg in Austria, holds a Bachelor's degree from St. John's University and a Master's degree from the world-renowned Thunderbird School of International Management. He is also an adjunct professor in international marketing for the Graduate School of Business at St. Thomas University. [+]