Co-Founder and CEO, GURU
Paul Burke, Co-Founder and CEO of Guru, brings financial savvy and a deep love of learning to Guru’s partners. His mission for Guru’s customers? To enhance the visitor experience so that each person feels as though they are getting the VIP tour and behind-the-scenes information. Additionally, Paul’s goal is for Guru’s platform to provide cultural institutions the insights and tools to be financially self-sustaining. The youngest of eight, Paul inherited his passion for history, the arts, and travel from his father who served in the Navy. His early career was spent at the Chicago Board of Trade where he traded currency derivatives. After living through the “Snowpocalypse” of 2011 (Paul prefers “The Snowtorious BIG”) he smartened up and moved west. Although the environment was new, Paul maintained his determination, enthusiasm, and passion which were key in the founding of Guru. You can find Paul, likely with his dog Ari (yes, as in Ari Gold) at the Guru offices inspiring his team with ideas for the future, attempting to stay current with the Chicago Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks, or on an adventure with his travel partner, fiancée and Guru co-founder, Hilary Srole.