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Alan KeunekeAlan Keuneke (2)

Alan is a Business Consultant and Deployment Team Leader at Sopheon. He has over 15 years of successfully providing product development and management solutions to both Fortune 500 and small companies in the Automotive, Aerospace, Healthcare and Construction industries.

Alise HousermanAlise Houserman (5)

Alise is an experienced marketing specialist with a passion for innovation management.

Andy MichudaAndy Michuda (8)

Andy is president and CEO of Sopheon. He is an internationally recognized expert and speaker on the use of innovation management tools and best practices to improve critical business processes, such as new product development and innovation performance. A pioneer in the field, he began designing and guiding the implementation of knowledge management and new product development solutions for Fortune 500 companies and other large multi-nationals in the early 1990s.

Anton HarrisonAnton Harrison (1)

Anton has over 20 years in Information Technology combining pre-sales, sales and delivery roles.

Arif KarimjeeArif Karimjee (4)

Arif has been Sopheon’s CFO for over 10 years and was formerly an auditor and systems consultant with Ernst & Young. Prior to that he was a mechanical engineer. Involved in contract negotiations with all our customers and with investor relations, Arif has developed a deep understanding of the value Sopheon can bring to the innovation process.

Arvo LepaseppArvo Lepasepp (0)

Arvo Lepasepp is a Pre-Sales Business Consultant within Sopheons’ Sales Organization. His responsibility is to provide innovation, product and business consulting expertise. The Pre-Sales Business Consultants are responsible for gaining a deep understanding of the innovation maturity and business requirements, and developing phased implementation plans.

Brad EbyBrad Eby (1)

Brad has 25 years of experience working with automotive, high tech, and other discrete manufacturing companies in new product development and process improvement. In addition, Brad has experience in the consumer goods industry assisting companies in leveraging technology to improve innovation and new product development performance and efficiency.

Brooke BoeserBrooke Boeser (30)

Brooke is the Inbound Marketing Specialist at Sopheon and is passionate about social media, content creation, digital marketing and innovation management.

Bryan SeyfarthBryan Seyfarth (7)

Bryan is the consumer goods segment leader for Sopheon's Accolade solution suite. Bryan is an acknowledged expert on product development process optimization for consumer goods manufacturers. His perspectives and analysis have appeared in such publications as CGT and Retail Leader, and he is a frequent conference presenter. Bryan has advised consumer goods companies throughout the world on the use of innovation best practices to improve new product output and financial success.

Chris Creighton ThomasChris Creighton Thomas (3)

Chris is Managing Director of Roadmapping Technology Ltd., strategic roadmapping facilitators and a value-added reseller of Sopheon’s roadmapping software, Vision Strategist™.

David ManghamDavid Mangham (1)

David has over 20 years of experience in leading global software delivery organizations. He believes that success is built through establishing strong, scalable teams and the development of deployment strategies that are able to exceed the expectations of clients and support the growth of the organization.

Denise MartensDenise Martens (1)

Denise Martens is an experience marketer with a focus on marketing communications planning, development and execution; demand generation, and event planning.

Derald KoprenDerald Kopren (1)

Derald is a business consultant at Sopheon. He has more than 10 years of consulting experience. He has played a key role in the implementation and integration of innovation solutions for major corporations in a range of industries.

Don SarnoDon Sarno (4)

Don has over 20 years of experience in software development and software technologies. He has devoted the last 10 years to coaching great agile organizations.

Ed HerzogEd Herzog (2)

Ed has over 20 years’ experience in consumer goods innovation gained on both sides of the desk with Sara Lee, Quaker Oats, Pillsbury and Sopheon. He has authored other articles on innovation in consumer goods industries.

Frank van RuysseveltFrank van Ruyssevelt (7)

Frank is a Business Consultant located in the Netherlands. He has more than 12 years experience with Sopheon within the context of international businesses, particularly in Europe and the Middle East. He has developed and implemented innovation business process solutions for ideation, process support and portfolio management, particularly in the chemical and food sectors.

Gerard RyanGerard Ryan (4)

Gerard is the founder and managing director of Prodex Systems. He has more than ten years' experience facilitating best practice management of new product development.

Giso van der HeideGiso van der Heide (1)

Giso has a long track history in Product & Software Lifecycle Management solutions serving cross-industry at enterprise and mid-sized companies.

Hans-Cristian EppichHans-Cristian Eppich (2)

Hans-Cristian is Director Business Development at Sopheon, an international provider of software, expertise, and best practices for enterprise innovation performance.

Huub RuttenHuub Rutten (4)

Huub is Vice President of Product Research and Design and co-founder of Sopheon. He has more than 20 years' experience in linguistics and language management. Dr. Rutten combines his linguistics and information technology (IT) expertise to innovate the use of language management technology within knowledge intensive business processes.

Iain KingIain King (3)

Iain King is the Global Enterprise Services Leader at Sopheon. He has worked for more than 15 years leading clients in the design and deployment of Innovation and Product Development processes and solutions in a range of industries including Consumer Goods, Chemicals and Telecoms.

Jeff BensonJeff Benson (1)

Jeff Benson is Regional Director at Sopheon Corporation with more than 30 years of process improvement and automation experience consulting experience. Prior to joining Sopheon, he served as a performance management consultant and helped organizations improve the performance and availability of mission critical business systems. Jeff also has prior experience working with customers to improve front and back office operational processes including ERP, transportation and demand planning, supply chain management, engineering, finance, sales and call center operations.

Karen DworaczykKaren Dworaczyk (1)

Karen Dworaczyk (NPDP) is a Senior Consultant with The Adept Group. She is an experienced product development professional, supporting clients’ transformation of their new product development processes to improve productivity. Her background and experience includes 15 years of consumer and B2B ingredient sales and marketing in various positions with Procter & Gamble, Sr. Product Marketing Manager with Birds Eye Foods, and Director of Product Marketing with SentrySafe. She began her career as a Chemical Engineer, Manufacturing Manager, for Nestle Foods.

Kevin KalkbrennerKevin Kalkbrenner (3)

Kevin Kalkbrenner has been providing sales and marketing leadership across a diverse set of IT disciplines with many of the largest companies in the U.S. Kevin has held Sales and Management positions with SAP, Sybase, EMC and Candle Corporation (acquired by IBM). Kevin works with many of the largest companies to help drive top line revenue, avoid cost, reduce cost, and create competitive advantage. Kevin is a graduate of the University of Maryland and served with the U.S. Navy.

Kezia JansenKezia Jansen (4)

Kezia is the Marketing Coordinator Europe at Sopheon and wants to inspire others to challenge themselves to think beyond the borders of conventional methods.

Loan PhanLoan Phan (1)

Loan Phan has over eight years of project management, project lifecycle management, marketing and business development experiences in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry.

Mark AdkinsMark Adkins (3)

Mark is the founder & president of Smart Hammer Innovation, a management consulting business that helps B2B firms seeking profitable growth through product innovation. Mark is the former Director of Marketing and New Product Development at both Cincinnati Milacron and Kennametal During his career he and his development teams have launched new products that have generated over $1B in sales. Mark currently serves on the board of directors of the PDMA and helped found the Cincinnati Chapter of PDMA in 2000 and the Pittsburgh Chapter in 2010.

Mark FriedmanMark Friedman (4)

Mark has over 30 years of experience managing product innovation, project portfolios, business planning, and team development. After nearly a decade with P&G in brand management, he helped lead marketing and innovation at several leading CPG companies, and built a successful consulting practice.

Mike FricholMike Frichol (2)

Mike is a multifaceted executive with extensive Information Technology, Marketing, Internet, Business, Manufacturing and Entrepreneurial skills and experience. 

Olivia WashingtonOlivia Washington (1)

Olivia is working towards her MBA from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. She has more than six years of experience working as a marketing and product support specialist in large to small enterprise environments.

Patrick AdeePatrick Adee (1)

Pat is a Business Consultant at Sopheon with a background in Product Management and 30+ years Pre-Sales Support. Pat strives to understand customers’ needs and then provide a solution whether it’s company services or software.

Paul HellerPaul Heller (9)

Paul is Chief Technology Officer with Sopheon. He has 30+ years of experience in software development and software technologies. Paul is currently responsible for corporate technology strategy, product strategy and technology architecture.

Paul O'ConnorPaul O'Connor (1)

Paul O’Connor is the founder and managing director of The Adept Group. Paul has 30+ years of experience helping product development organizations improve their productivity. A leading voice in the discipline of product line roadmapping, he is widely published, teaches a range of master courses and workshops, and is a frequent speaker at professional organization meetings and corporate seminars.

Peter FuerstPeter Fuerst (2)

Peter Fuerst is Managing Partner of five i's innovation consulting gmbh. Working as a consultant and trainer, he is an expert in the design and optimization of innovation systems and methods for generating ideas, and in managing innovation projects from idea to implementation. He has over 10 years of experience in innovation consulting and education as a lecturer in Innovation Management at the FH Vorarlberg.

Peter LoerincsPeter Loerincs (1)

Peter is Client Services Lead at Sopheon, He has 27 years of experience in IT consulting, software development and product management. He has worked with customers in the Financial, Oil and Food and Beverage industries, among others. He leads key customer and partner engagements, especially those that use the whole range of Sopheon’s offerings and those that involve complex technical and business environments.

Randal WhiteRandal White (12)

Randal is a Solutions Architect at Sopheon. For the last 15 years, he has successfully provided creative technical solutions and value generating consulting services to hundreds of companies on the topic of Innovation and in particular Idea Management.

Randy AltmanRandy Altman (2)

Randy is an information technology sales and marketing executive.

Robert CooperRobert Cooper (3)

Bob Cooper is a world expert in the field of new product management. He was named The World’s Top Innovation Management Scholar and The Quintessential Scholar in the U.S. publication, Journal of Product Innovation Management (JPIM). He is one of three Crawford Fellows of the Product Development & Management Association (PDMA). Bob is the creator of the Stage-Gate® system, now widely used by leading organizations around the world to drive new products to market. He has helped hundreds of leading corporations design and implement his Stage-Gate® innovation and new product development process. He is also the developer of the NewProd® system for screening and diagnosing new product projects.

Robert PhaalRobert Phaal (1)

Dr. Robert Phaal is based in the Centre for Technology Management at the University of Cambridge. Research interests include strategic technology management and the development of practical decision support methods and tools. Further information on roadmapping can be found in a new book “Roadmapping for strategy and innovation: aligning technology and markets in a dynamic world”, available from www.amazon.co.uk.

Stephan LiozuStephan Liozu (1)

Stephan is the Founder of Value Innoruption Advisors and specializes in disruptive approaches in innovation, pricing and value management. He earned his PhD in Management from Case Western Reserve University and can be reached at sliozu@case.edu.

Steve RogersSteve Rogers (6)

Steve is an Innovation Business Consultant with Sopheon. He has more than 20 years of experience in creating and implementing business process solutions, with an emphasis on product development. He has worked with best-in-class product innovation systems for major corporations in a range of industries, including consumer goods, chemicals, aerospace and defense, and hi-tech.

Tena LyonsTena Lyons (7)

Tena is an experienced industry marketing manager.

Tina CasslerTina Cassler (9)

Tina is a marketer, educator, writer and editor with experience in the education and corporate sectors.

Tom SherbetTom Sherbet (1)

Tom is a Business Consultant at Sopheon, an international provider of software, expertise, and best practices for enterprise innovation performance.

Yasmin HarstonYasmin Harston (1)

Yasmin has more than 20 years marketing experience working with some of the biggest global brands where she has been working on EMEA marketing strategy, communication, events, media and advertising.

Zahra ManshandeZahra Manshande (2)

Today at Sopheon my role is to consult our future customers on best practices for innovation management. They need new ways of working and need to know how software can improve the work and results of their R&D teams, Executives, Product Mgt, Marketing as well as related functions such as Finance, IT, Sales, the PMO and members of Supply/Operations. Together they strive to improve revenue and customer value from innovation and NPD. Together we look for implementing new and efficient ways to enable this. Access to information, transparency and insight are key themes.