Internationally renowned leader, thinker, writer, and award-winning Professor on strategy and innovation

Intellectually-driven leader with exacting standards

My intellectual pursuits and passions range widely. I completed my PhD in literature before joining the business world as a strategy consultant with McKinsey. I moved on to become a senior executive for a publicly traded company, leading Navigant’s Strategy and Innovation functions and reporting directly to the CEO. Now I am an Associate Professor at Goizueta Business School recognized for excellence in teaching by the students. I teaching the core strategy course to our full-time MBA students and offer sold-out electives on Corporate Strategy and Innovation Strategy.

I have been published in leading Strategy and Innovation publications as well as on my blog and podcast series. I also founded my own Strategy and Innovation consulting firm, Stratitect, where I provide counsel to leading companies and executives.


Associate Professor, Goizueta Business School, Emory University
I deliver the core module on “Leading Organizations and Strategy” to our full-time MBA students as well as extremely popular elective courses on Innovation Strategy and Corporate Strategy. I regularly received the annual award for Excellence in Teaching from our MBA students.

Vice President, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Navigant

Designed, implemented, and led holistic set of innovation programs and activities to drive successful idea generation and development and create a culture of innovation.  Designed, implemented, and led business-unit and corporate-level strategic development and strategic planning activities.  Identified and led high-profile operating improvements with large enough impact to qualify as strategic. 

Founder and CEO, Stratitect
Established boutique strategy and innovation consulting firm, where I have served industry-leading companies on critical issues of strategy and innovation.

Senior Expert, Strategy and Innovation (and other roles), McKinsey & Company
Developed thought leadership on strategy and innovation that was published in leading journals and widely cited in academic settings and used in hundreds of client engagements. Built proprietary software for innovation and strategy applications. Negotiated and managed client engagements with leading companies across industries on strategy and innovation topics. Sample publications include “The Buzz on Buzz,” Harvard Business Review; “Improving Strategic Planning,” McKinsey Quarterly; and “Building Creativity in Senior Teams,” Fortune.