Randy Horton is passionate about helping established organizations break through to their What’s Next by building new capabilities and launching new products and services that are both innovative and successful.
For the last 25 years, Randy has created tremendous business value through the creative application of information technology and new business models to a wide range of product and business challenges. From a Fortune 100 bank merger to pharmaceutical contracting, from education reform in the Persian Gulf to U.S. health care transformation, from federal data collection to biotechnology manufacturing, Randy partners with his clients to solve complex problems and deliver strong results. Randy has consulted over the years, wearing a variety of functional hats including product, technical, leadership, user experience, strategy, business development and operational roles. In 2011, he started 94 Westbound Consulting to fill a gap he saw in the marketplace in how innovation and product management services were sold to established organizations.
Randy credits much of his passion for creative business thinking to the four years that he spent at a Montessori school. Noting that he seems to still live in the open classroom of his childhood, one of Randy’s executives once observed, “It’s not that you think out of the box. It’s that you don’t even have a box.”
In 1993, nearing the completion of a B.A. in history at the University of Michigan, Randy first encountered email, the Web and other internet technologies. Fascinated by the potential of the internet, Horton earned a Master’s degree from the first graduating class of the University of Michigan’s School of Information.
Randy’s life and career is a story of moving westbound on I-94, from Detroit to Ann Arbor to Chicago’s Old Town to Lakeview to Evanston and now to Deerfield where he lives with his wife, their three children and a Teddy Bear dog.
Contact us for more information about Randy, or call Stephanie Savage at 630-563-6454.