Kyle Anderson is an economist at the Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis. He teaches economics, statistics, and marketing in the MBA and undergraduate programs. In addition, he serves on the Business Outlook Panel for the Indiana Business Research Center, which produces an economic forecast every year. His research focuses on pricing, auctions, and online markets, and has published several articles in academic journals. Kyle’s research has been featured in the New York Times, and other national media. He has an MBA and Ph.D. from the Kelley School of Business in Bloomington. In addition to his academic work, he has 7 years experience in the health care industry and the heavy trucking industry. Kyle is a native of Indianapolis. He and his wife and daughter reside in Bloomington.
Valerie Grubb is the Principal of Val Grubb & Associates Ltd. which she founded after holding a succession of leadership roles within major corporations. She is an innovative and visionary operations leader with an exceptional ability to zero in on the systems, processes, and people issues that can hamper a company’s growth. Val 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 executive coaching and corporate training classes. 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 spearheaded quality initiatives in preparation for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. Valerie played a seminal role in the 1999 formation of Oxygen Media, where she served as vice president of operations. She led the transition efforts for the operations departments following the sale of Oxygen to NBCU in November 2007. Valerie graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from Kettering University (formerly General Motors Institute) 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.