Desiree Gruber

CEO & Founder, Full Picture

Desiree Gruber founded Full Picture in 1999 to help her clients more effectively tell their stories and launch new ideas into the world. She continues to evolve her mission of shaping zeitgeist-defining moments and reimagining how brands engage global audiences.

Through Full Picture and her venture fund, DGNL, Gruber has also embraced a preeminent role in developing and supporting women founders, entrepreneurs, and C-suite executives.

Among her many accomplishments to date is co-founding the Project Runway television series. As executive producer of the groundbreaking show for 16 seasons, Gruber has won a Peabody Award, a GLAAD Media Award, and earned 14 Emmy nominations.

She proudly serves on the boards of UNICEF USA, Tech:NYC, and God’s Love We Deliver, and was the recipient of UNICEF’s 2018 Spirit of Compassion Award.

Gruber lives in New York with her husband, Kyle MacLachlan, and their son.