About Greater Chicago Consulting

Certified Management Consultant and Professional Marketer

Since 2005, Greater Chicago Consulting, Inc. has been helping business great and small to marketing their enterprise better, improve their business processes, and train and develop their team to pick up the torch and continue to move the company to success. Through empathatic listening, critical thinking, thousands of hours of practice, and continuous education, you can count on this consulting company to tenaciously, artfully, and dramatically take your business from where you are at to where you envision it to be.

Rich Cruz


Throughout his career as a Marketing Executive and Management Consultant, Rich has built a solid track record of delivering high-quality, competitive, and strategic marketing and digital marketing solutions. To achieve results, he provides a sound business justification for marketing and digital investments, develops metrics for monitoring investment success, and presents recommendations for approval.

As the industry undergoes continual changes, he is always looking for opportunities to improve organizations’ business processes. Rich is passionate about helping businesses develop and/or improve their digital strategies; online marketing programs; integrated marketing programs; new customer acquisition campaigns; and the operations behind fulfilling the customer’s expectations.

Rich is a Chicago native living the the Southwest Chicago Suburbs with his wife, three children, chihuahua, and giant day gecko. He went to high school at St. Rita High School, and attended the University of Chicago where he graduated with a Bachelor of the Arts degree. He enjoys drawing and cartooning, making music (percussion, harmonica, guitar, keyboard, ukulele, cigar box guitar, and didgeridoo), DDP Yoga, running, and cooking.

Rich is a member of the following organizations with these credentials:

  • American Marketing Association (AMA) – Professional Certified Marketer (PCM)
  • Digital Markeing Institute – Certified Digital Marketing Professional (CDMP)
  • IMC USA – Certified Management Consultant (CMC)
  • PMI
  • SIOP
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Boy Scouts of America – Wood Badge
  • Google Analytics Qualified
  • Google Ads Cerfified
  • HubSpot Inbound Marketing Certified
  • HubSpot Email Marketing Certified

Please feel free to contact us with any thoughts, comments, or questions about our work. Looking forward to connecting with like-minded professionals and open up new horizons with you.

Rich Cruz, MBA, CMC, PCM

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