Director and Senior Partner
Ron is currently a senior partner at the IXL Center. He is on the faculty of the Hult International Business School, a partner at a venture capital firm, and on the Advisory board of Arthur D. Little. He was a senior partner of the Monitor Group where he founded and led their Innovation practice and was founder of IMI (Innovation Management Inc.). For 20 years he was the managing director of the Technology and Innovation Management Practice for Arthur D. Little worldwide. He was also Chief Innovation Officer and served on their Technology Investment Board and Management Education Institute Board.
Ron's specialties are the strategic management of innovation, technology and R&D to create and capture maximum value. With degrees in Economics and Engineering Systems from Princeton University where he also received his Master's Degree in Architecture and Design, he has led numerous executive leadership and development programs at major companies and has been a visiting lecturer at Rice, Wharton and Columbia universities and the Hult International Business School.
Ron has conducted extensive work on metrics and performance measures in these areas through both economic upturns and downturns over the last 30 years focusing on risk, opportunity and options management across a wide breadth of industries and geographies. This work is reflected in many articles as well as in a book published in 2000 titled The Innovation Premium focusing on the management of innovation and the creation and capture of innovation premiums and shareholder value. Best practices in technology sourcing and partnering were also captured in an Economist book he coauthored in 1993 entitled Leveraging Technology in the New Global Company. He is also a co-author of Greenovate! Companies Innovating to Create a More Sustainable World, and of Connectivate! Companies Innovating to be Always Available. He is currently writing a new book on innovation management titled Beyond Eureka: Thinking and Acting Differently to make Innovation Real and Sustainable.
Ron's consulting experience in the last ten years has focused primarily on helping companies create and develop new options for growth and profit improvement. This work has usually focused on building stronger pipelines and new business models, while managing the significant risks and uncertainties associated with these options and the frequent need to collaborate with new partners up and down the value chain.