Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

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Expert Details

New Product Management, Management of Technology, and Innovation Management

ID: 712804 Canada

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Expert is a lecturer, consultant, and researcher in the field of new product development and marketing. He consults and lectures on how to improve new product effectiveness, from idea to launch. Topics that Expert covers include methods for developing new product processes, implementing these processes, portfolio management for new products and R&D spending, and methods for more effective project screening, evaluation, and prioritization. He can advise clients on the Stage-Gate® process, portfolio management methods, idea generation, market information for new products, the (undisclosed) screening model, market launch; and product innovation strategies.

Expert's series of research investigations into new product practices and reasons for new product management have been widely reprinted. These studies, involving over 400 firms and 2000 product launches in North America and Europe, have resulted in an extensive database and have led to key lessons for successful new product management. These lessons are reprinted in the form of a game plan for new product success in Expert's bestselling book. His most recent book is aimed at the executive.

Expert is the inventor of the stage gate process, which is a template for new product development projects. Using this methodology, managers can review the progress of a project at the various stages of development and verify that all quality goals (and other pre-defined checkpoints) have been met before approving advancement to the next stage. Expert has authored articles on the Stage-Gate process and has consulted extensively with several Fortune 100 companies.

He currently helps company task forces to design and implement a Stage-Gate new product process.He helps companies design and implement a portfolio management (and project selection) process.He provides training on Stage-Gate and/or Portfolio Management to senior management.He provides seminars and talks on the topic of product innovation management.He coaches new product project teams.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1973 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Business Administration (Marketing) Institution: University of Western Ontario
Year: 1968 Degree: M.B.A. Subject: Marketing Institution: University of Western Ontario
Year: 1966 Degree: M.Eng. Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: McGill University
Year: 1965 Degree: B.Eng. Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: McGill University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1997 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor of Marketing Department:
Available upon request.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1990 to 1997 Employer: McMaster University Title: Lawson Mardon Chair In Industrial Marketing and Technology Management Department:
Available upon request.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1983 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director of Research Department:
Available upon request.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1973 to 1983 Employer: McGill University Title: Department:
Associate Dean, Director of MBA Program, Associate Professor of Marketing 1977-83; Assistant Professor of Marketing 1973-76.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1984 to Present Country / Region: Denmark, Sweden, Norway Summary: Expert helped numerous Scandanavian firms -- Lego, Carlsberg, Danfoss, ABB, TeleDanmark, Telenor -- design & implement Stage-Gate and/or portfolio management processes & methods.
Years: 1988 to Present Country / Region: UK, Ireland Summary: Expert helped UK & Irish companies on new product management (Stage-Gate, portfolio management, seminars, training). This includes Guinness, Reckitt-Benkiser, ICI, Glanbria Foods, and BNFL.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of Product Development & Management Association.
Professional Appointments
Expert serves on the Editorial Review Board of Industrial Marketing Management, the Journal of Product Innovation Management, and R&D Management.
Awards / Recognition
Expert was recognized as a Canadian Academy of Engineering
Crawford Fellow.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has published over 80 articles and 5 books in the field of new product development.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
His two- and three-day seminars on product innovation have been given to companies and corporate audiences in North America and Europe.
Other Relevant Experience
He is President of a product development firm that has helped numerous firms implement new approaches to new product management.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French He has some proficiency in French.

Fields of Expertise

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