Burt Lohoff-Gaida



Burt Gaida is an accomplished Senior Executive with more than 30 years of success across the healthcare, food, chemical, and nonprofit and industries. Leveraging extensive experience in implementing first-class hiring processes, he is a valuable advisor for an organization seeking guidance in reducing employee turnover and creating a higher employee engagement rate. His broad areas of expertise include succession planning, conflict resolution, entrepreneurship, executive coaching, and international experience.

Throughout his executive career, Burt has held leadership positions with Luminate and Abbott Laboratories.

2011 - Present

Founder and CEO - iLuminate LLC

iLuminate LLC

  • Help HR generalists develop new strategies and new processes to become more effective in managing their companies
  • Assist in managing the succession planning of the company

1997 - 2007

Director Human Resources - Abbott Laboratories

Abbott Laboratories

  • Responsible for international human resources activity
  • Supported the country's general managers and the international teams for Europe, Latin American, and Canada
  • Worked with senior leadership on major projects
  • Responsible for the HR side of a post-merger integration of a new company
  • Coordinated executive learning development with large international universities to source new talent
  • Prison Ministry, Calvary Church

I’m Available To Advise On The Following Subjects

Change Management


Organizational Leadership

Human Capital

Company or executive-specific business strategy

Business advice related to my role at my company

Feedback on my company’s product/service

Input and advice on a key project