Episode 96

Published on:

14th Mar 2023

Steve Gullickson - Extending a Family Legacy

The Indispensables are back! This week on The Indispensables, I am joined by President of MGK, Steve Gullickson. Gullickson is continuing the family legacy at MGK and we discuss that and more on episode 96.

Born and raised in Minnesota.  University in Vermont.  Started with A.C. Nielsen in Marketing Research (Chicago, Cleveland, Sacramento, San Diego in 2 ½ years).  Exposure to consumer goods lead to Bristol Myers Products in Sales.  Moved to NYC in Trace Marketing.  Started Trace Marketing at Ciba Geigy Consumer which became Novartis Consumer Health.  Joined my family business, MGK, at the end of 1998.  Initially focused on sales and marketing then became President in ’06.  Sold a majority of the business to Sumitomo Chemical in ’12 and remained President.  Today, I also serve on the board of three companies as well as industry trade associations.  Two kids, one in Seattle in graphic design and one in Los Angeles in private air sales.  My wife runs her own counseling business.  



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The Indispensables
Conversations with real go-to people who stand the test of time in the real world of work
Based on Bruce Tulgan's new book, The Art of Being Indispensable at Work, The Indispensables is a podcast series about how real people, in the real world, become indispensable, go-to people who stand the test of time at work.

Featuring conversations with go-to people from organizations of all shapes and sizes, in every industry, Bruce Tulgan drills down into the specifics of what these people do differently to stand out in their jobs and careers. There will be no fads or quick-fix solutions here. This podcast is all about actionable advice that really works.


Bruce Tulgan is the CEO of RainmakerThinking, the management research, consulting and training firm he founded in 1993. All of his work is based on 27 years of intensive workplace interviews and has been featured in thousands of news stories around the world. You can follow Bruce on Twitter @BruceTulgan or learn more about his work at: https://rainmakerthinking.com/