Dr. Phil Samuel is chief innovation officer for BMGI, leveraging more than 20 years of experience as he works with organizations to insource creativity and increase organic growth potential. Phil is a dynamic speaker and author whose deep expertise has earned him the reputation of an industry pioneer. Learn more about Phil.
Dr. Michael Ohler, a principal for BMGI and manager of European operations, is a frequent speaker and author on strategy and innovation. With more than 20 years of experience, he focuses on using people-driven approaches to shape and execute transformations, coach senior leaders, and train practitioners. Learn more about Michael.
David Silverstein draws upon more than two decades of experience and extensive research to challenge the way we think about innovation and strategy. With deep roots in operational improvements and broad knowledge industry and business, he is regular contributor on a variety of topics from technology to marketing to economics. Visit DavesDots.com for more.
As a BMGI senior client partner and the innovation practice lead for BMGI South Africa, Dimitri Markoulides brings over 15 years of experience to his work with clients in leading innovation efforts. He is a certified engineer and operational specialist, experienced trainer and mentor, and certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt.
A BMGI Principal based in Prague, Petr works with organizations in Central and Eastern Europe and Asia to refine strategy and enable execution. He has extensive experience in planning, governance, IT, M&A, Lean Six Sigma, customer service and sales force effectiveness, and project portfolio management.
Jeffrey Baumgartner is the author of the books, Anticonventional Thinking: The Creative Alternative to Brainstorming and The Way of the Innovation Master as well as Report 103, the Internet's longest running newsletter-blog on business innovation. He delivers workshops and talks on innovation globally. Past experience includes launching companies in Bangkok and Brussels, being a magazine columnist and teaching on three continents.
Brian R. Miller is a product designer who utilizes design thinking principles to understand complex scenarios, identifying and solving the underserved and unmet needs of the market. His work focuses on strategic thinking within the front-end of innovation and helps to promote solution relevance, acceptance and viability within the marketplace.
As an associate at BMGI, Derek Bennington supports research and development of strategy and operational initiatives. He leverages his creative and analytical instincts to help organizations develop unique but practical solutions. He is an Advanced Kirton-Adaption-Innovation (KAI) certified practitioner and holds a TRIZ Associate certification from the Altshuller Institute.
Kristi Nitchen is an accounting manager with more than 25 years of experience in corporate and start-up environments, including her own healthcare company. She’s well-versed in Lean methodologies and enjoys applying innovative thinking to everyday situations.
Megan James is an experienced project manager for marketing, events and operations with a focus on process excellence, strategy execution and innovation. She’s passionate about achieving excellence at all levels of an organization and promoting best practices throughout industry sectors.
Naresh Shahani is BMGI’s managing director, India. He brings 20 years of experience to his role in advising and coaching organizations to drive innovation and growth, build scalable business processes, and achieve organizational design and financial restructuring.
Perry Giles, a principal with BMGI, has more than 20 years of project management experience and over 30 years in technical and educational environments. He has worked with organizations of all types and sizes as he leads rapid innovation cycles and teaches courses on innovation, change leadership, train-the-trainer and Lean Six Sigma.
As BMGI’s managing director, Turkey, Tevfik Durmuşoğlu guides and mentors organizations through various strategic challenges including long-term planning, operational excellence and innovation programs. His work includes both process improvement and designing new processes.
As assistant marketing manager with BMGI, Ana Bardelas helps develop and execute BMGI’s marketing and media strategy. She brings extensive experience in marketing, event planning and social media to her role in planning and executing the day-to-day marketing strategies and tactics that help build BMGI’s brand, enhance existing customer relationships and drive new business.
Paul Sloane is the author of several books on lateral thinking, creativity and innovation, including How to Be a Brilliant Thinker. A thought leader on innovation and lateral thinking, he has over 29,000 followers on Twitter.