Stage-Gate International is pleased to announce the appointment of Colin Palombo to lead its Global Innovation Management Consulting Solutions practice.

MIAMI, FL, July 08, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ — Mr. Palombo brings 25+ years of experience leading established businesses and software start-ups to dramatic performance results by implementing state-of-the-art innovation management frameworks and by expertly guiding clients through the digitalization of their R&D operations and processes. His technology development, systems integration and management consulting experience in the United States, Europe and South America spans enterprises of various sizes and complexity and crosses many industries and sectors, including aerospace, automotive, banking, chemicals, consumer products, defense, financial services, government, high tech consumer and industrial products, manufacturing, mining, oil & gas, software, and telecommunications.

“We are very excited to bring Colin aboard our team. He brings a highly global mindset and a wealth of international experience,” commented Scott Edgett, Co-founder of Stage-Gate International and internationally acclaimed Innovation Expert. “Colin is able to integrate industry-agnostic practices and a wide range of innovation management knowledge and talents to solve complex business problems. This will help our clients achieve sustained performance in their pursuit of new product, service, technology, and solution leadership and excellence in this highly competitive and fast-moving global market.”

“It’s a great opportunity to join SGI’s growing team,” explains Mr. Palombo. “Stage-Gate International has an unparalleled reputation for its proven science-based methods for transforming its clients’ innovation performance, especially in industries centered on physical products. I look forward to helping SGI maintain its position as a world leader of full-service innovation transformation, while also expanding our offerings to meet the growing demand for integrated Stage-Gate and agile frameworks and for industries centered on services, software and hybrid physical/digital products. This has been my area of focus over the last several years, with Stage-Gate® methods showing outstanding results for accelerated, disciplined innovation.”

Prior to joining Stage-Gate International, Colin has devoted his consulting career to mastering, designing, and implementing the full spectrum of techniques that make up a world-class innovation system, from strategy; roadmapping; idea generation; open innovation networks; design thinking, voice of customer, robust design; agile development; lean six sigma; and portfolio analysis, to the over-arching management framework that pulls it all together into one integrated, powerful governance model, Stage-Gate®.

Colin holds a Master of Business Administration with Distinction in Strategy and New Product Development from INSEAD (France) and a Bachelor’s Degree with Honors in Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom). He is also a visiting professor of Innovation with Strathclyde University (Glasgow). Colin will continue to operate out of his Florida and New York offices, and can be reached by email [email protected] and by cell 646.262.7811.

About Stage-Gate International
Stage-Gate International equips business leaders and enables their teams to drive organizational excellence in product innovation. Companies of all sizes, and across all industries around the world look to Stage-Gate® International for support to improve their new product, service, and technology innovation and development success. Visit to browse a wide range of articles authored by our Co-founders, Dr. Robert G. Cooper and Dr. Scott J. Edgett, familiarize with the company’s products, services and solutions offering and to subscribe to the Stage-Gate Innovation Knowledge Community.

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For more information, please contact:

Bernd Becker
Chief Executive Officer
Stage-Gate International
[email protected]

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