About Me? I’m Looking forward to meeting you!

A little bit about me . . . I can help your event attendees better innovate and contribute by delivering inspiring, informative and engaging keynotes tailored to your specific needs. I also consult with companies to help them improve their product development process and create next generation products that leapfrog the competition, reinvigorate their marketing or reinvent some aspect of their business – all with the goal of driving revenue.

I’ve got over three decades of hard-won experience. Along the way I’ve helped large organizations act nimbly and small companies scale, and have been a participant in two global technology revolutions—and have been part of some remarkable teams and success stories (and some misfires), and am the author of the book Evolve or Die: Lessons for World-Class Innovation & Creativity.

It’s been fun (and a lot of work too). I fulfilled a childhood dream of living aboard an ocean research ship and tending to the mini-sub (Cousteau was on the Board), wrestled in the Olympic trials (not pretty), and helped oversee the redesign and fabrication of the largest composite hovercraft ever built in the US. I reside in North Carolina and am an ultrarunner who envies Tom Hanks’ long run as Forrest Gump. Let’s talk about what would help you!

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BREADTH & DEPTH

Oversaw the creation of dozens of innovative products within different industries, including: medical device, defense, software and professional services.

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Collaborative

Experienced in bringing the unique personalities and skills sets of team members together to generate innovative ideas and solve real business (and real-world) problems.

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UNIQUELY EXPERIENCED

Worked and consulted for B2B & B2C Fortune 100 companies and entrepreneurial startups, and bring a broad perspective.

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BREADTH & DEPTH

Oversaw the creation of dozens of innovative products within different industries, including: medical device, defense, software and professional services.

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Collaborative

Experienced in bringing the unique personalities and skills sets of team members together to generate innovative ideas and solve real business (and real-world) problems.

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UNIQUELY EXPERIENCED

Worked and consulted for B2B & B2C Fortune 100 companies and entrepreneurial startups, and bring a broad perspective.

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

Oscar Wilde

About: Hovercraft

It’s been hard. It’s been fun.

Giving a nod to Mr. Wilde (above), I’ve got some experience! Over the past thirty-years, I’ve been a life-long learner and gotten a lot of things done. Have worked with many executives and teams, managed dozens of innovative products in a variety of industries, including medical devices, IT software and services; and also helped oversee the redesign and fabrication of the largest composite hovercraft ever built in the US.

It’s been hard. It’s been fun.

Giving a nod to Mr. Wilde (above), I’ve got some experience! Over the past thirty-years, I’ve been a life-long learner and gotten a lot of things done. Have worked with many executives and teams, managed dozens of innovative products in a variety of industries, including medical devices, IT software and services; and also helped oversee the redesign and fabrication of the largest composite hovercraft ever built in the US.

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