Areas of expertise
Innovation, Technology, Growth
I currently serve as the CEO of Soparfilm Energy, Content Laboratory and Spark Partners a Chicago-based, growth strategy consulting firm. I have held Board of Directors’ seats with five corporations, and currently Chair the Audit Committee for SixDimensions Global on the NASDAQ.
I have traveled globally as the keynote speaker to over 400 leadership and business organizations on innovation and managing Status Quo Risk. I present, and lead workshops, on why corporations are not growing as fast as desired, and how to reverse that situation to exceed expectations.
I am the top Leadership columnist for Forbes.com, with more than 6 million reads. I am also the leadership columnist for CIO Magazine, and a founding editor for the International Journal of Innovation Science. Financial Times Press published my highly successful approach to organizational growth “Create Marketplace Disruption – How to Stay Ahead of the Competition” which details how to apply “The Phoenix Principle” for continuous growth.
I have extensive, global innovation management and P&L experience. I have advised corporations in the USA, Europe, Asia and India. I am considered an expert in change management that's so effective it often doesn't feel like change, and how to bring innovation to market fast and effectively.
I received a Harvard MBA with distinction, and offer three decades of top-tier management consulting credentials.
• Innovation Management
• Risk Management
• Implementing Change
• Enterprise Transformation
• Strategic Planning
• Organizational Change Management
• Information Technology Management
45-90 minute Keynote presentation or workshops
• Sun Microsystems
• Air Canada
• Air Liquide
• Cadbury Schweppes