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Toby NordToby Nord, Professional Director

Toby Nord joined Carlson Ventures Enterprise in 2006 after twenty years with local companies in roles ranging from Senior Director of Sales for a direct-to-consumer computer manufacturer to Vice President of Marketing and Operations for a small specialty retailer. The majority of Toby's career has been with Best Buy working in Strategic Marketing, Business Development, Strategy and Innovation. Some of this work is highlighted in the Harvard Business Case Best Buy: An Innovator's Journey. Toby is also a Senior Lecturer at Carlson, teaching courses in Corporate Venturing, New Product Design & Business Development, Anthropology & Business, Design for Sustainability, and the Executive Education course Corporate Innovation: A Practitioner's Guide to Intrapreneuring. Toby holds an MBA from the University of Minnesota and a BA from Hamline University. When not teaching or consulting, he focuses on his amazing family.

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