Mike Maddock

Mike Maddock

Mike Maddock

I empower curiosity within companies and make
even our most traditional clients perform like entrepreneurs. 

How do you inspire and empower clients to find “what’s next” for their organizations?
My role is to align people who are completely committed to driving industry-changing ideas to market. We empower curiosity inside our company and inside yours. Ultimately, my job is to make even our most conservative clients more agile—like there are entrepreneurs in every department.

What’s your story?
Founding partner of Maddock Douglas, 3-2-1-Launch!, McGuffin Creative Group and Ringleader Ventures; featured innovation columnist, Bloomberg Businessweek and Forbes; co-author of the books Free the Idea Monkey…to focus on what matters most!, Brand New: Solving the Innovation Paradox, and Flirting With the Uninterested—Innovating in a “Sold, Not Bought” Category; co-chairman, Entrepreneurial Conclave, Gathering of Titans; former chairman, Entrepreneurs’ Organization and Young Presidents’ Organization; Regional Youth and Family chair of YPO

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Mike’s Speaker Kit

Mike Maddock’s Speaker Kit

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Mike Maddock is an entrepreneur, an inventor, a writer and a keynote speaker. He is the founding partner and CEO of Maddock Douglas, the internationally recognized innovation consulting firm, which has helped more than 25 percent of the Fortune 100 design, brand and launch new products, services, experiences and business models while also empowering an agile culture that can continually innovate. A serial entrepreneur, Mike has launched five successful businesses and co-chairs the Gathering of Titans Entrepreneurial Conclave at MIT. Mike is a contributor to Forbes and author of three books: Free the Idea Monkey…to focus on what matters most!, Brand New: Solving the Innovation Paradox, and Flirting With the Uninterested—Innovating in a “Sold, Not Bought” Category. He was also a featured innovation columnist for Bloomberg Businessweek.

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“Mike was one of the highest rated Vistage Executive Summit speakers of the year. His presentations brought in scores of 4.6 and 4.7 on a scale of 1 – 5, making him one of this year’s biggest success stories. He brings a fantastic energy, great insights and practical takeaways that resonate with CEOs and other business leaders.”

— Steve Dobbins, SVP Member Engagement, Vistage

2016 Hearing Innovation Expo Opening Keynote

Mike recently shared the stage with three of the stars who have helped make the TV show Shark Tank such a success—Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary and Barbara Corcoran. Mike gave the opening keynote, which was about driving innovation—what ginormous and teeny enterprises alike do to defy the odds and successfully launch new products, services and business models.


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