Tony Gruebl is founder and CEO of Think Systems Inc., a Baltimore-based national management consulting firm that provides post-merger integration, operations and technology transformation, and program execution adapted to mid-market companies.
Gruebl founded Think in February 2004 and today the firm has 120 employees with offices in Baltimore and Boca Raton, Fla. In 2020, Think purchased Ventrue LLC, a Naples, Fla.-based shared services company opening new markets across the country.
Gruebl is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt, and former chief operating officer and vice president with 25 years of operationally focused experience in and around technology and business intelligence. He has built and managed scores of teams, led hundreds of technology deployments, crafted effective, outsourced PMOs for customers, and improved the business processes of dozens of companies.
Gruebl is coauthor of Bare Knuckled Project Management (BKPM): How to succeed at every project. BKPM explains Think’s new, yet classic style of unshackled project and program management. As of January 2020, BKPM, which is available free on Amazon and Smashwords, had a circulation of more than 17,000.
In 2021, Gruebl and colleagues Jeff Welch and Bryan Wolbert wrote The Red Pill Executive, which was published by Morgan James Publishing. Red Pill uses pop culture – The Matrix, Pulp Fiction, Jaws and big thinkers like Dr. Daniel Kahneman and Simon Sinek – to explore culture’s role in performance and effectiveness in business. The book guides readers how to immediately unleash operational improvement and success. Red Pill Executive is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Indigo, and Indiebound (https://www.thinkconsulting.com/redpill/).
Gruebl graduated with a bachelor’s degree in finance in 1990 from Towson University. He received an MBA-IME in Economics in 1991 from the Copenhagen Business School. In 1992, he earned an MBA in Economics and Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute