Luke Gromen

Luke Gromen

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Luke Gromen is the Founder and CEO of Forest for the Trees, a leading macroeconomic research firm catering to institutions and individuals. Luke publishes Tree Rings, a weekly, in-depth macroeconomic and thematic newsletter for institutional investors and corporate strategic planners. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Luke has become one of the most respected names in the global research sector. He has earned a reputation as a client-focused analyst, and one of the most renowned figures in the overall exploration local area. He offers unique and insightful research derived from a wide variety of sources that provide a clearer picture of global macroeconomic, thematic, and sector trends. Prior to founding FFTT, Luke was a founding partner of Cleveland Research Company, where he worked in sales and edited CRC’s flagship weekly thematic research summary piece, Straight from the Source.


  • Luke began his career in the Research Department of Midwest Research. He then moved to institutional equity sales and became a partner of the firm.

  • While in sales, Luke was a founding editor of “Heard in the Midwest,” a widely-read weekly summary for the firm’s clients.

  • At Midwest, he also aggregated and combined proprietary research from the firm with inputs from other sources.


  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.