Bruce von Stein

Denver, Colorado, US

I'm a passionate builder of purpose-driven brands.
Bruce's Skills
Marketing
Growth
Business Development
Design
Finance
Fundraising
Management
Operations
Product Management
Sales
Strategy
Technical
User Experience
Background

About Bruce

I'm an innovative leader who leverages a unique blend of Fortune 500 consumer packaged goods experience with entrepreneurial/start-up expertise to drive strong top and bottom line growth while also doing good for people and the planet.

Quote

"Make a dent in the universe." - Steve Jobs

Work Experience

President / Owner

VSP Consulting

April 2008 - Today

Business Consultant with professional expertise in business strategy, visioning, advertising, new products, packaging, consumer and customer marketing communications, category management, private label product and packaging development, and brand management. 20+ years of business experience and focused on delivering results through actionable recommendations and planning. VSP Consulting is a Business Strategy and Marketing Consulting firm with offices in Denver, Colorado and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Key areas of expertise include: • Strategic Vision & Planning • Business Strategy • Growth Idea Identification • New Product Strategy & Development • Marketing Insights and Communication • Digital, Social, and Traditional Media • Project Management • Team Development • Business Analysis • Brand Building • Packaging Strategy & Development • Private Label Strategy & Development • Economic Development To learn more about our work and consistent track record of results, visit http://www.vsp-consulting.com/

Business Unit / Marketing Director

General Mills

January 1997 - April 2008

Ran a variety of food businesses of increasing size and scope. In my last position at General Mills I ran the Dry Dinners business with a P&L responsibility for $510MM in sales and $30MM in advertising spending. Led cross-functional team of over 40 people with 7 direct reports.

Education

Duke University

MBA

1991 - 1993