About Greater Chicago Consulting

Certified Management Consultant and Change Leader

Since 2005, Greater Chicago Consulting, Inc. has been helping businesses, great and small, to navigate change, improve their business processes, and train and develop their team to pick up the torch and continue to move the company to success. Through empathetic 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 to where you envision it to be.

Rich Cruz


Throughout his career as a Management Consultant and Executive, Rich has built a solid track record of delivering high-quality, competitive, and strategic change management, organizational development (OD), and training solutions. To achieve results, he provides a sound business justification for technology and process 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 has a passion for helping businesses develop and/or improve their HR, marketing, OD, and operations strategies to fulfill the customers’ expectations.

Rich is a Chicago native living in the Southwest Chicago Suburbs with his wife, three children, 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, kettlebell training, 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 Rich with any thoughts, comments, or questions about work done with Greater Chicago Consulting, Inc. He looks forward to connecting with like-minded professionals and opening up new horizons with you.

Rich Cruz, MBA, CMC, PCM

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