Valerie Grubb is the principal of Val Grubb & Associates, Ltd., which she founded after holding a succession of senior leadership roles within major corporations including NBC Universal, Oxygen Media, InterActiveCorp (IAC) and Rolls-Royce. She is an innovative and visionary operations leader with an exceptional ability to zero in on the systems, processes, and human capital issues that can hamper a company’s growth. Valerie regularly consults for mid-range companies wishing to expand and larger companies seeking efficiencies in back-office operations. Her expertise and vibrant style are also in constant demand for coaching and training for senior leaders.
As a trainer and coach, Valerie focuses on the world of executive leadership and management, transposing company vision into strategic training and coaching initiatives that resonate with both senior management and employees. She has taught senior leaders and high-potential employees throughout the US, Asia, Europe, South America, and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).
Prior to founding Val Grubb & Associates, Ltd., Valerie served as the vice president of strategic operations at NBC Universal, where she oversaw business development opportunities including the purchase of the Weather Channel and sale of several NBCU assets. Valerie played a seminal role in the 1999 formation of Oxygen Media, where she served as vice president of operations and led the HR, risk management, training, facilities, security, travel, and real estate operations for all Oxygen offices in the United States.
Valerie graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from Kettering University and obtained her MBA from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. She remains highly involved with the Kelley School as an active member of the Dean’s Advisory Council. Valerie served as the 2016 President of the NY Chapter of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) and she presently sits on the Board of Directors for the New Orleans Film Society.
Valerie published her first book in October 2015, Planes, Canes, and Automobiles: Connecting with Your Aging Parents through Travel. Her second book, Clash of the Generations: Managing in the New Workplace Reality (Wiley) was published in October 2016.