Bruce Starcher

Bruce Starcher

Bruce Starcher

Bruce Starcher helps senior leaders understand where to play and how to play across their industry and ecosystem, and beyond. He is an expert at reframing businesses, finding new directions and launching new ventures. Maddock Douglas engages Bruce to help when our clients’ traditional levers lose effectiveness and they are interested in moving beyond linear extrapolations of the past.

His diverse background includes:

  • business model innovation, business transformation, strategic context, new market identification, growth initiatives, operating model design, new product innovation, strategy development, strategic planning, portfolio management, business and service innovation, technology commercialization, competitive strategy and enterprise-wide sustainability programs
  • working across close to 20 different industries (analytical measurement, test and measurement, market research, personal printing, commercial printing, computing, digital imaging, digital entertainment, medical devices, professional services, mobile devices, print finishing, office products, water and wastewater)
  • working at Fortune 500 companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Motorola, Chamberlain and ACCO Brands

Bruce volunteers his business model expertise with Springboard (, a highly vetted expert network of innovators, investors and influencers who are dedicated to building high-growth, technology-oriented companies led by women.

He is the author of Business Models for Entrepreneurs: A practical guide — How to get beyond Minimum Viable Product and build a business.

Raised in France, Switzerland and the U.S., he completed his French Baccalaureate, graduated from Wesleyan University with a double major in Mathematics and Economics, and eventually went on to get an MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, where he graduated in the top 10 percent.

Speaker Summary

Bruce speaks about business models and can customize the conversation to make it relevant for your audience. Some examples include:

  • Business Model Primer — Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization Conference

  • Linking Experience and Business Models — Start-up Leadership Program

  • Real Time Communication Business Models — IIT Real Time Communication Conference

He has also delivered multiple lectures on launching enterprisewide CSR programs to the students of Dominican University’s Center for Global Peace through Commerce.

In addition, Bruce has written a number of articles on his website and LinkedIn, including:

    • Strategic Context: The critical missing link in the strategy puzzle

    • Can’t find growth? Look beyond your industry to your business ecosystem!

    • Demystifying Business Model Innovation

    • Manage your Business Model across the business lifecycle

    • Can’t find growth? Redefine what business you are in!

    • No Customer Value Gap? No Business Model!

Contact us for more information on booking Bruce for your next event, or call Stephanie Savage at 630‑563‑6454.

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