Toby Nord

Professional Director of Carlson Ventures Enterprise


Toby Nord is the professional director of Carlson Ventures Enterprise, a unique year-long program for full time MBA students designed to teach entrepreneurial skill through experiential learning. He is also an adjunct MBA faculty member teaching Corporate Venturing and New Product Design and Business Development. Prior to his work with the Carlson School, Nord worked with various local companies including Best Buy, where he worked 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. Nord also consults with local companies and focuses on growth, innovation, business creativity and strategy. He received his MBA from Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.