Neil Culbertson

Strategic Operating Partner

  • 25+ years of restaurant, franchise and consumer products industry experience
  • Founder and President of Growth Partners, a marketing and business development consulting firm
  • Acted as outsourced CMO consultant for several restaurant brands including Burger King, The Krystal Company, First Watch, and Shakey’s USA
  • Chief Marketing Officer of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and part of the management team that took the company public in 2002 (“RRGB”)
  • Director of National Calendar for Taco Bell and VP of Marketing for Boston Market
  • Directed marketing teams at General Mills and Kraft Foods serving as Assistant Brand Manager, Brand Manager and VP of Marketing
  • MBA, Marketing & General Management, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Business