CHAIR PROFILE

Tom Gunderson

Tom Gunderson

Vistage Minnesota Chair Since 2015

My group values: Curiousity, commitment to change, and a passion for work

As a Chair, members have described me as a: Servant-leader

Personally, members have described me as: Caring

Mentoring Style: I listen, challenge, and support

Areas of Expertise: Marketing Strategy 

Contact me: (612) 859-4348 or tom.gunderson@vistagechair.com 

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Tom Gunderson has deep experience in creating and leading the profitable growth of diverse Global, Mid-Cap and Startup businesses ranging from less than $1M to well over $5B.

He was a senior executive for Nielsen where he transformed the business model that led to a successful IPO. Prior to that, as co-founder of Bacon Gunderson Consulting, he helped executives grow major brands across diverse industries including CPG, automotive, financial, healthcare, and retail. He began his career at Pillsbury where he expanded the Green Giant platform that led to global leadership.

Unique to the Vistage Minnesota community, Tom co-chairs Chief Executive and Key Executive groups with Jacqueline Byrd, Ph.D. Their partnership offers executive group members over 70 years of combined experience in business leadership, management consulting and executive coaching.

Tom Gunderson has an MBA from the University of Oregon and a BS in Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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