Dr. Gary Lynn is a multiple award-winning speaker, best-selling author and serial entrepreneur (he started, built and sold four companies). Gary specializes in innovation effectiveness and innovation-leadership strategy. He is Chairman of Lynnovate and Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology. Gary also held joint faculty appointments at Euromed University Management School in France, Fundacao Dom Cabral University in Brazil and ALBA Graduate School in Greece. Gary was formerly Chief Innovation Officer and Senior Managing Director of Spencer Trask, a New York based venture capital company and worked closely with CEOs and Board Members in the Telecommunications, Medical, IT, Optics and Computer industries.
Gary has written six books and over 65 refereed articles on innovation and new business creation and was selected by Business 2.0 Magazine as one of the top nine management gurus in the world; prior guru selections include Clay Christensen, Peter Drucker and W. E. Deming. He was also named twice as one of the seven most prolific thought leaders in the field of Technology-Innovation Management by the International Association for the Management of Technology (IAMOT). Gary was invited by the King of Malaysia to help the country implement Lean Innovation – a process he created.
He earned a Bachelor of Mechanical engineering degree from Vanderbilt University, a Master of Management from the Kellogg School at Northwestern, and a Ph. D. in marketing and new product development from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Over the past 20 years, leading companies listed below have partnered with Dr. Lynn to improve their ability to innovate successfully (plus many more who asked to remain anonymous).