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About Us

We believe in the Hollywood model in our company design. We bring in our best resources for the task at hand. We have an orchestration team of subject matter experts, our founding advisors and our partners to ensure we stay focused on our objective of maturing the discipline of strategic innovation. With these resources and our extensive global network, we are well positioned to meet your strategic innovation needs.


Joanne Hyland

Founding Partner and President

As a founding partner in rInnovation, Joanne is working with major corporations to link innovation with strategy and to develop systems, leadership, and culture capabilities that drive growth and corporate renewal.


Ole Tangsgaard

Senior Consultant

Ole Tangsgaard is a Senior Consultant with the rInnovation Group. He has a solid experience with the D-I-A Methodology from his work on the Innovation Platforms at Grundfos. The Innovation Platforms were under the umbrella of the Grundfos Innovation Intent.


Monique Richard

Operations Manager

Monique is the Chief Operating Officer for the rInnovation Group, with 35 years of information technology management experience in the areas of organizational design as well as financial, project and innovation management. She oversees company operations.

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Dr. Nick Colarelli

Founding Advisor

Dr. Nick Colarelli is the founding partner of Colarelli, Meyer & Associates of St. Louis, Missouri, a firm of organizational psychologists. For the past 25 years, his firm has specialized in planning and implementing radical change driven by technology, globalization, and other market forces.


Jeff Hovis


Jeff Hovis is a Partner and the content expert with the rInnovation Group and well versed in the D-I-A methodology for uncertainty reduction. He also leads Product Genesis, and is responsible for executive-level interface for innovation strategy client programs.


Dr. Jimmi Normann Kristiansen

Senior Consultant

Dr. Jimmi Normann Kristiansen is a Senior Consultant with the rInnovation Group and Associate Professor of Innovation Management at Aalborg University Business School, Denmark. Jimmi is a published author of academic literature.


E. Peng

Asia Consulting Associate

E. Peng, also known as "Roc" in international community, is a seasoned consultant, practitioner and scholar on innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship, with over 10 years of work experience in pursuit of innovation excellence.


Dr. Mark P. Rice

Founding Advisor

Dr. Mark P. Rice is Provost at Babson College, and former Dean of the School of Business at Worcester Polytechnic Institute as well as former Murata Dean of F. W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. His research on corporate innovation and entrepreneurship has been widely published.


Rich Duncombe

Executive Advisor

Rich Duncombe is an Executive Advisor with the rInnovation Group and a proven executive to drive growth and launch new businesses within Fortune 50 technology companies. He is passionate about catalyzing innovation from concept to reality.


Kevin de Caluwé

Senior Consultant

Kevin de Caluwé is a Senior Consultant at rInnovation Group. Kevin has a background in chemical engineering, service design and market analysis, which he used to build his career in Strategic innovation at Bekaert, which is the world's largest non-integrated steel wire manufacturer. 


Dr. Gina O'Connor

Founding Advisor

Dr. O’Connor is Professor of  Innovation Management at Babson College and Founding Advisor at rInnovation Group. She is a key figure in strategic innovation research, where she has delivered great impact for the past three decades.

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