If you’re looking for help with setting up and leading innovation projects, look no further. I can help you identify, develop, and implement innovative ideas for your business by combining traditional Business Strategy and Planning alongside Human Centered Design. I’ve successfully leveraged this proven Design-led approach to Innovation Management in a wide range of industries including Finance, Healthcare, Social Innovation, and Telecommunications.
I have developed my Innovation Management skills from both an academic perspective and practical experience at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. As a co-Director of the Business Design Initiative (an education and research center), I support the teaching of design-led innovation to a range of learners from undergrads to executives and actively work with industry partners to design and deliver innovation projects using design thinking/design strategy. Currently, I am working on my Doctorate, with a focus on Innovation Management.
Prior, I worked for over a decade in Strategy, Planning, Performance Management and Business Development at BP LLC. Over that time, I oversaw the development and delivery of over $5bn USD of capital projects. Additionally, I was a successful entrepreneur having founded and run a retail business and a not-for-profit theatre company.
I have significant experience in developing and implementing cross-functional strategies using both traditional business frameworks and design-led (design thinking/design strategy) approaches. If you need an independent and fresh perspective, I can work with you and/or your teams to uncover and unlock potential opportunities for your business.
I am a true multi-disciplinarian with deep experience across many industries, types of businesses and geographic locations, I can quickly immerse and understand contexts and environments. As a highly flexible and adaptable leader, I am confident but not arrogant, which means I am as comfortable leaning into my expertise as I am learning from others. I can easily engage with people from different backgrounds and experience levels to learn from, and with, them. I also have the fluency to switch between strategic thinking and creative thinking which allows me to explore business tensions with new and interesting lenses to identify exciting business opportunities.
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10535 Islington Avenue
Kleinburg Ontario L0J 1C0