Dr. Roch Parayre is a Senior Partner and a scenario-planning expert with Decision Strategies International Inc. His client list spans various industries. He has consulted with organizations in health care (Abbott Laboratories, AstraZeneca, Baxter Healthcare, Bristol Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, J&J, Medtronic, Mayo Clinic, Pfizer, Wyeth); in information technology and telecommunications (3Com, Alcatel, EDS, Lucent Technologies, MCI, Microsoft, Progress Software, Texas Instruments); in financial services (American Re-Insurance, Chubb, Investors Group, Liberty Mutual, Merrill Lynch, New York Life, PNC Bank, Selective Insurance, and numerous credit unions); and in a variety of other industries such as aviation (American Airlines, Cessna), defense (Litton Industries, Lockheed Martin), retail and consumer goods & services and food (Aramark, Cargill, Coca Cola, CVS, Givaudan, SC Johnson), energy (Citgo, Conoco Philips, Entergy, Marathon Oil), as well as BASF, Bethlehem Steel, Brunswick Corporation, The Conservation Fund, Disney, John Deere, Knight Ridder and others.
A master teacher and world-class speaker, Dr. Roch Parayre is a strategist who blends rigor with contagious enthusiasm. He urges leaders and organizations towards new ways of thinking: “My job is to energize people – both in the classroom and in the boardroom. If you aren’t passionate about your strategy, you’ll never get the buy-in you need to grow and transform your business.”
Roch has advised organizations on five continents and across a wide spectrum of industries. Clients such as Pepsi, Microsoft, GE, Disney, L’Oreal, Merrill Lynch, and Comcast rely on Roch for his expertise and motivational skills. His executive education seminars focus on decision-making, scenario planning, innovation, and strategy.
A Teaching Fellow at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, he is co-Academic Director of Wharton’s Full-Spectrum Innovation program. Roch also teaches at CEDEP and INSEAD in France, for Duke Corporate Education, and at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He was previously a Senior Fellow in the Mack Center for Technological Innovation at the Wharton School, and was a faculty member at the Cox School of Business at SMU, where he won numerous MBA teaching awards.
Roch holds a B.A. from the University of Ottawa, an M.A. in Engineering Economic Systems from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in business strategy from the University of British Columbia. His work has been published in a variety of academic journals, industry reports, and trade publications. He leads DSI’s Blue Ocean Strategy practice.