Ertugrul Tuzcu’s extensive experience in key executive and management roles in HR, finance, stores, and operations within the retail environment brings powerful insights to Snyder Leadership Group. An experienced executive coach, his authentic approach to leadership development integrates business strategies and personal growth practices, balancing the four aspects of a leader’s life: work, family, community, and self (body, mind, and spirit).
Previously the president and COO at Lifetouch, Inc., and, prior to that, the Executive Vice President of Stores at Dayton’s/ Marshall Field’s/Macys, Tuzcu has a genuine and proven ability in guiding leaders toward identifying and achieving their goals.
He currently serves as Executive Fellow at the University of St. Thomas, Opus School of Business, where he also teaches as an adjunct faculty.
Born and raised in Turkey, Tuzcu received his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bogazici University, Istanbul Turkey and earned his master’s degree in Industrial Enginnering from University of Minnesota – Institute of Technology. He recently completed his term as National Chair of the Board of Directors for the University of Minnesota Alumni Association and continues to serve as an active community member in Minneapolis, Minnesota.