Gary M. Kunath is the Founder and former CEO of the Summit Group. He grew it to a multi-million dollar global enterprise and is recognized as one of the top sales training companies in the world by Selling Power magazine. His value creation approach received the “Innovative Practice of the Year Award” by 3M worldwide. He was named Businessman of the Year for the United States and was formally recognized for this achievement at a dinner hosted by the President of the United States.
He has lectured in the Executive Education and MBA Programs of Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, Miami University’s Farmer Business School, Emory University Business School and at Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management. He has served on the board of Trustees for Utica College.
He is an equity partner in Bite Tech; exclusive makers of the Under Armours’ high performance mouth wear. In March 2011, Bite Tech was named by Fast Company magazine as one of the top ten most innovative companies in sports in the last 100 years, along with such companies as ESPN and Turner Sports.
He is an owner of several professional minor league baseball teams. His partners include Bill Murray, Jimmy Buffet and Mike Veeck. They are famous for managing their teams around the “Fun is Good” approach. Their baseball organization is ranked as one of the top ten best service companies in North America. As a result of their baseball successes, they were invited to join the ownership group of the Chicago Cubs professional baseball team.
He most recently authored a book entitled “Life… Don’t Miss it”. This book shares how to achieve a high “Life Worth” and maximize joy and contentment in your life both personally and professionally. It is a best seller for Advantage Publishing and is required reading at top universities, business schools and major corporations across the US.
- Creating Business Value
- Elevating The Customer Experience
- Selling To The Top Executives
- Mastering Life Balance .. Achieving Greatness At Home and At Work
- Leading From Within, Achieving Greatness In Yourself and In Those You Lead
Sales, Management, Business, Human Resource, Employee Retention, Leadership, Customer Service
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