R. Joe Ottinger
Founder and CEO of iInnovate Leadership Network
R. Joe Ottinger is a technology entrepreneur, angel investor, author, and thought leader in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation. He is the Founder of the iinnovate Leadership Network, a peer CEO network for tech entrepreneurs scaling their businesses. In addition, he has published two books: iInnovate- a guide for engaging in the innovation economy, and Beyond Success: Building a Personal, Financial and Philanthropic Legacy (McGraw Hill, 2008), as well as numerous papers and articles that have appeared in Forbes, Chief Executive Magazine, The Financial Times, Worth Magazine, Stanford Center for Social Innovation, among others. Prior to founding iInnovate, Joe had an 18-year technology career working for venture backed and established technology companies, followed by 6 years as a co-founder of Kotter International, where, along with Harvard Business School professor, John Kotter, he helped to grow the firm to international prominence by advising companies on how best to accelerate innovation and strategic change. Joe has an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a B.A. from Cornell University. He is passionate about improving companies, communities and lives through innovation, and has studied Seattle’s innovation economy with the support of the University of Washington.
Iinnovate is led by world class executives who care about helping leaders build strong companies and communities.
Rick has had a successful 25 plus year career as an executive leader at Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, and Varian Associates prior to joining Iinnovate. He’s led teams to incubate and launch new businesses, products, information services, and manufacturing systems. Rick has also advised Fortune 500 companies on business strategies and architectural approaches to leverage digital technology for competitive advantage, resulting in a patent in this area. Rick is a former naval officer, with decorated service on a Trident missile submarine. He earned a Masters in Engineering Management at Stanford
As the CEO and Founding Partner of Springbank Partners, Sean has over 25 years of digital, communications, marketing and customer experience expertise. Sean has provided board- and executive-level strategic counsel to global brands, startups and many companies in between. Prior to Springbank Sean was Chief Strategy and Insights Officer at Cision, and a Partner at PwC, where he oversaw the firm’s social and digital practice. Sean is a leading professional in Digital Transformation.