Michael J Gilles,

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Michael J. Gilles


The President of The Growth Group, Michael Gilles, has over thirty years experience in his field. His experience includes twelve years with a major consulting firm as managing principal and ten years in corporate marketing and general management experience with food companies. His marketing management experience includes positions with General Electric, Culligan and a term as the President of a Helene Curtis subsidiary. He has successfully created new business ventures and been on the Board of Directors of several companies during his career.

Over the years he has developed a sensitivity to the needs of client management and emphasizes actionable results. His experience provides the background, knowledge and extensive contacts within the food industry to efficiently and effectively conduct strategic marketing assignments.

Mr. Gilles is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC). In addition to being co-founder of the Food Consultants Group his professional associations include, among others, the Association for Corporate Growth, American Marketing Association, IFMA and the National Restaurant Association. He is an accomplished speaker and has appeared before many groups. He has authored several professional articles and is a college instructor. He holds a MBA from Northwestern University and a BA with Honors from the University of Iowa.