Who is Mick Simonelli?


Mick is an innovation pragmatist and thought-leader for established organizations that are seeking to increase growth and avoid stagnation. Previously, Mick served as the senior innovation executive for USAA, where he built and led the innovation program to world class status. During his tenure, USAA received numerous awards and accolades including InfoWeek 500’s most innovative, Businessweek’s #1 customer service, and people’s choice awards. Before that, Mick served as a comptroller and innovator in multiple positions within the Department of Defense where he worked various roles to help digitize and transform the US Army.

Mick Simonelli, Troublemaker, Board Member and Thought Leader in Financial Services Innovation

What is an “Innovation Blast”?

An innovation blast is an intense and practical exploration into key aspects of an organization’s innovation plans and program. It engages leaders and decision-makers on one, or a combination, of their specific innovation topics over a 1-3 day period.

It will involve:

  • A review of your organization’s innovation strategy, objectives and goals.
  • In preparation prior to a visit, one to two strategy sessions with your innovation leader(s) to determine the best approach for the onsite visit.
  • An on-site visit of 1-3 days collaborating with your influencers covering those key areas that the organization wants to grow or improve.
  • Mick Simonelli personally on-site at the location of your choice.

It will provide:

  • Insights and recommendations to optimize your innovation efforts.
  • Proven practices to positively enhance or even change your innovation approach.
  • Validation of your approach, and in some cases alternative recommendations.
  • An out brief of key observations and recommendations at the conclusion of the Blast.

What value does a Blast provide?

A Blast is a rapid and cost-effective way to bring world-class innovation expertise to impact on your efforts. The Blast results will immediately bolster your innovation efforts by focusing on the specific needs and gaps of your program, and offering proven perspectives on how to approach your innovation goals for maximum results.

“We got more from two days with Mick than we did from working with a large consulting firm for over a year.”  —  Chief Strategy Officer, Fortune 100 Company

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