Rick Gray is a high-performance team builder who has successfully marketed professional service business models in highly competitive industries for more than 30 years. He has extensive public/private/family-owned business, agency and non-profit marketing, operational management and Board advisory experience.
Rick is an investor, Board member and community partner advisor with Social Venture Partners – Chicago. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Luv City, an Illinois non-profit corporation that empowers at-risk youth to reshape their narratives and become the authors of their future through work-based learning, training and apprenticeships in filmmaking, multimedia production and the performing arts. Additionally, Rick serves as an Advisory Board member of Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation, PRIDE Industries Inclusive Talent Solutions, Gray Talent Group, and CA3 Homeowners Association. He is a member of the Executives’ Club of Chicago and the Private Directors Association.
Areas of particular expertise: Strategic planning, competitive analysis, value propositions, brand strategy and positioning, industry thought leadership, corporate communications, public relations, digital/social media marketing, fundraising campaigns, recruitment and development of high-potential talent, leadership competencies and team building.
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