Tommy Lubinski

By Victoria Williams
Since the age of 11, Tommy Lubinski absolutely loved shoes. Considering himself a sneakerhead, Tommy always knew that he would want to work in the footwear industry. 
As he reflected on his DePaul experience, he realized how unique his path really is. His academic journey began in the Driehaus College of Business’s highly ranked Accountancy program. This program is located in the heart of Chicago’s business community in the Loop campus. Students have the opportunity to work with leading accounting and consulting firms. Additionally, professors in this program have real world experience, with backgrounds as Chief Financial Officers, internal auditors, and accounting executives to name a few. 

Product Manager at Adidas 

BSB Accountancy 2009

MS Taxation 2011

MBA Sports Management 2015

The Accountancy program and the relationships built through networking during his undergraduate career gave Tommy the tools needed to continue to grow and develop as a young professional. He went on to earn his Masters of Science in Taxation, one of the first Master’s programs of Taxation in the U.S. He didn’t stop there. 

“I encourage students to always pursue your dreams, even if you are not on a conventional path.”

In 2015, Tommy earned his MBA Sports Management, Business Strategy and Decision Making. As a triple demon, networking was a huge factor in his career and professional development.
Tommy always knew working in footwear was his ultimate career goal, and he did not stop until he landed the position of his dreams. He pursued many opportunities and didn’t take no for an answer. 
Tommy Lubinski currently works as a Product Manager at Adidas, the largest sportswear manufacturer in Europe and the second largest in the world. In his role, he has the opportunity to work directly in the footwear industry, something he’s been passionate since he can remember. 
Tommy was drawn to DePaul because of all the opportunities the Driehaus College of Business has. The Career Center and the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship at DePaul University were influential in pushing him to achieve his dreams. 
“I encourage students to always pursue your dreams, even if you are not on a conventional path.”