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Seasoned Innovation Leader Joins Maddock Douglas

Thomas Stat, previously with IDEO, joins innovation consulting firm to head up client delivery.

Chicago, May 13, 2013—Maddock Douglas, an internationally recognized firm that helps leading corporations develop new products, services, experiences and business models, welcomes Thomas Stat as a senior vice president of innovation.

Stat will be joining Maddock Douglas to expand the business leadership team. He will be championing project teams, galvanizing client relationships and energizing innovation initiatives to ensure the highest level of collaboration and the greatest impact for Maddock Douglas clients.

Prior to his new position at Maddock Douglas, Stat was a senior innovation consultant at his own consulting firm and formerly an associate partner at IDEO, where he co-led and helped grow the Chicago office for more than a decade. Stat is a senior advisor to Chicago Ideas Week and an active contributor to the Edison Talks and Chicago Ideas Week You(th) program. He previously served on the Edison Awards Steering Committee, acting as the chairman for the 2012 Edison Awards. He actively speaks at industry events and lectures at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, the McCormick School of Engineering and has been an active contributor to the NuVention program at Northwestern University. He is an active member of TED and spoke on the TED main stage in 2012.

Stat says, “I have a passion for aligning the business goals and aspirations of our clients with the passions and capabilities of our innovation professionals to bring magic to our interactions, our work and the outcomes we help create. My new friends at Maddock Douglas share a passion for reimagining business and helping to empower and transform business cultures and organizations. I am looking forward to changing the world with them.” Over his career, Stat has worked on projects in a wide range of industries including work for Walgreens, AT&T, Grainger, Chrysler, 3M, Kraft, Tetra Pak, NAVTEQ, Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS), Children’s Memorial Hospital, Lookingglass Theatre, Starbucks, P&G, Jones Lang LaSalle, American Express, Sodexo, among many others.

Maddock Douglas CEO Mike Maddock says, “Every once in a while you meet a person that has a wonderfully curious ability to rationally and rapidly make empowering connections. I am certain that Tom will be instrumental in helping our clients think differently in a new world.”

Stat lives in Northbrook, Ill., with his wife and two children. He holds a B.A. in architecture and a B.F.A. in fine arts from Rhode Island School of Design, and a B.A. in psychology from Boston University. Stat also studied aerospace engineering at Purdue University and has a certificate in marketing management at Stanford University.

Maddock Douglas, Inc., established in 1991, is an internationally recognized innovation consulting firm that helps companies design, brand and launch new products, services, experiences and business models while also building a client culture that can continually innovate. Maddock Douglas’ client list includes 25 percent of the top 100 global brands and 10 out of the Fortune 50 companies.

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