Change Logic's team brings an blend of expertise in business management, strategy, and organizational performance. We are leading academics, consultants, and experienced general managers. We are experts in a range of disciplines, including strategy, innovation and change.
Professor Charles O'Reilly
Charles O’Reilly’s research includes studies of organizational culture, the management of human resources, and the impact of change and innovation on firms. His current research includes studies of leadership, organizational culture, the impact of senior management on innovation and change, and the management of human resources. Charles is a much sought after adviser and speaker to major corporations.
Charles is the author, with Mike Tushman, of Lead and Disrupt: How to Solve the Innovator's Dilemma, published by Stanford University Press in 2016. His previous books include Winning Through Innovation: A Practical Guide to Leading Organizational Change and Renewal with Mike Tushman (Harvard Business School Press, 2000) and Hidden Value: How Great Companies Achieve Extraordinary Results with Ordinary People with J. Pfeffer (Harvard Business School Press, 2000). His next book, Ambidextrous Organizations: Resolving the Innovator’s Dilemma with Mike. Tushman, explores how managers can design organizations that can generate streams of innovation and deal with disruptive technological change.
Charles O’Reilly is the Frank E. Buck Professor of Management and Hank McKinnell - Pfizer Inc. Director of the Center for Leadership Development and Research at Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Professor Michael Tushman
Michael Tushman is internationally recognized for his work on the relations between technological change, executive leadership and organization adaptation, and for his work on innovation streams and organization design. Mike is an active business consultant and educator, working with CEOs and senior teams around the world. He is Faculty Chair for the Program for Leadership Development at HBS, faculty co-chair of Leading Change and Organizational Renewal, and former chair of the Advanced Management Program, all part of Harvard Business School's premier learning opportunities for executives.
Mike’s publications include Lead and Disrupt: How to Solve the Innovator's Dilemma, Winning Through Innovation: A Practical Guide to Leading Organizational Renewal and Change (with C. O’Reilly, 2002); Navigating Change: How CEOs, Top Teams, and Boards Steer Transformation (with D. Hambrick and D. Nadler,1998); Competing by Design: A Blueprint for Organizational Architectures (with D. Nadler, 1998); and Managing Strategic Innovation: A Collection of Readings (with P. Anderson, 2004). Mike was previously on the faculty of the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University. He has been a visiting professor at MIT and INSEAD.
Mike holds degrees from Northeastern University (B.S.E.E.), Cornell University (M.S.), and the Sloan School of Management at M.I.T. (Ph.D.). Mike was elected Fellow of the Academy of Management in 1996. Mike is the Paul R. Lawrence MBA Class of 1942 Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School.
Andy works with CEOs and senior teams to lead significant business change. He has 25 years experience as a consultant at Change Logic and McKinsey & Co. At IBM, he worked to establish internal start-ups to generate organic growth, for which he was recognized with an award from IBM’s Vice-Chairman.
Andy focuses primarily on advising senior teams in technology and media firms, including semiconductor, software, medical technology, broadcast media and scientific information. He has worked extensively on how these firms can make successful transitions to digital business models, helping them to make and execute strategic choices.
Andy is a frequent guest speaker and lecturer both for companies and business schools. Andy has published widely, including the 'Ambidextrous CEO' in the Harvard Business Review, the 'Art of Strategic Renewal' in the MIT Sloan Management Review and a book chapter on 'Getting Started with Ambidexterity'. He is an Executive Fellow in the Center for Future Organization at the Drucker School of Management.
Andy holds a Masters in Organization Development from Loyola University, Chicago, and a Diploma in Marketing from the UK Chartered Institute of Marketing. He studied political science at New York University and earned a BA (Hons) in that subject from Sussex University in the UK.
Christine has 25+ years of experience as both a strategy consultant and entrepreneur. As a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, she served Fortune 500 companies facing financial, organizational and growth issues. As Co-founder, CEO and President of a Pittsburgh-based fluid injection technology firm, she directed all aspects of the firm’s patent commercialization, operations and go to market strategies.
As a leader in Change Logic’s innovation practice, she serves incumbents and start-ups facing innovation and growth challenges across sectors including healthcare, medical devices, autonomous vehicles, consumer electronics, insurance, adaptive learning, business process outsourcing, and not-for-profit. Christine’s recent work includes developing ecosystem strategies for autonomous vehicles and medical devices, designing and executing the launch of adaptive learning technology, and developing an organizational blueprint for a healthcare and analytics company.
Christine graduated with an MBA from The Wharton School, and BBA from The University of Notre Dame. She is based in Pittsburgh.
Kristin von Donop
Kristin works with CEOs and senior teams to strengthen their ability to integrate, build, and reconfigure their organizations to address change. As a Principal at Change Logic she focuses on building the adaptive capacity of organizations. She is known for her ability to engage people at all levels to identify their most significant challenges, generate solutions, and lead successful implementation. She has worked with CEOS and senior teams across a range of industries, with a particular focus on technology firms.
Kristin started consulting with Accenture and joined IBM to work with business unit leaders on change and transformation. In partnership with J. Bruce Harreld, Senior Vice President of IBM Corporate Strategy, and Harvard Business School, Kristin worked with senior teams to address enterprise collaboration challenges.
Kristin taught leadership as faculty for Harvard University’s Executive Education programs and the Dubai School of Government. She is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Northeastern University.
Aaron works with senior teams to develop innovative business ideas and create detailed strategic plans to turn those creative ideas into operational reality.
Aaron has a background in strategy, startups, and project management, with a focus on the IT and healthcare sectors. Most recently, he was the strategy director for Source Medical, a privately-held software company, before that he was a project manager with Epic Software working with leading hospitals to implement complex core software systems. He also worked with a genomic oncology startup creating go-to-market strategies and financial models, and with Dell’s Global Healthcare team, developing government affairs and policy strategies.
Aaron is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with a degree in Music Performance and Political Science. While at Vanderbilt, he consulted to the Costa Rican government as part of a charitable partnership to aid in the development of their fledgling national music education system.
Lucas has expertise in transforming innovative business ideas into viable solutions through internationalization and product development.
Lucas has a background in strategy, investment attraction and project management with a focus on the energy and healthcare sectors. Prior to joining Change Logic, he was a consultant for Conway Advisory. While at Conway Advisory, Lucas acted as the E.U. Director of Investment for a U.S. State. In such a capacity he was responsible for crafting and executing strategies to attract investment from European corporations. Lucas has experience working at the crossroads of the private and public sector by leading corporations through the regulatory environment at the international level for market entry. He has worked as a policy advisor for a Member of the European Parliament on the GDPR and international trade agreements. Also, he has completed traineeships with the Belgium-American Chamber of Commerce Accelerator and a North Carolina State Senator.
Lucas holds a M.A. in Political Science from the Center of European Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a M.A. in Public Policy from University of Bremen. He completed his B.A. (Hons) in Political Science from East Carolina University. Lucas is conversational in German.
Nishi is an accomplished executive with expertise in digital strategy and transformation, portfolio management, product development, and innovation. She has extensive experience driving revenue growth by developing new offerings and bringing them to market. She is expert in helping clients innovate using technologies such as analytics, artificial intelligence, and internet-of-things.
Before joining Change Logic, she was VP, Strategy in IBM's Global Technology Services business. During her thirty-year career with IBM, Nishi held many roles in line management, strategy, and as a business consultant. These wide-ranging roles helped her to develop a practical approach to driving innovation, based on experience both at IBM and within the client organizations that she served.
Nishi holds a BS from Pennsylvania State University and a MS from Purdue, both in Mechanical Engineering.
George is an experienced innovation and new business creation advisor. Over a 35 year career at Procter & Gamble, George led teams in all phases of the innovation process from current business operations, upgrade initiatives, front end product and technology development, and disruptive new business creation. He led innovation efforts in all P&G sectors, and on major brands such as Pampers, Tide and Pantene. George also acted as an internal consultant at P&G, codifying innovation know-how via an internal playbook, and guiding project teams to winning initiatives and new businesses.
In addition to his work at Change Logic, George now guides the entrepreneur community in Asheville, NC, through ideation, incubation and scale-up phases of new business creation. George is a founding board member of Hatch AVL, an Asheville-based startup co-location and incubation facility.
George is a graduate of MIT and is currently located in Asheville, NC. He has extensive experience in products research, product development and new business design, and is the co-inventor of 14 patents.
Narendra Laljani is a management educator and consultant who works internationally with executives in major corporations helping them to further develop their strategy and leadership capabilities. Narendra has been associated with Change Logic since 2008, engaging with senior managers on issues of innovation and change.
Narendra's research focuses on executive development processes, and his book, Making Strategic Leaders, explores high-impact individual development and offers new insights into strategic leadership. Previously, Narendra was Dean of Graduate Studies at Ashridge Business School, which he joined in 1995. He spent the first 15 years of his career in various general management positions in industry, managing businesses in challenging environments and making tough decisions; some right, some wrong, and but always learning valuable lessons (and carrying the scars) from these experiences.
Narendra studied economics and management, and in 2008, earned his doctorate at Cranfield University in England. Narendra is based in the UK.
Jason works with Change Logic's clients to enable change in senior leadership populations. He has over 20 years working with large, complex organizations on culture change and capability building. Jason returned to Change Logic in 2015, following 4 years leading Goldman Sach's renowned Pine Street leadership development group. At Goldman he designed programs to support the most senior population of the bank, following the turbulence of the financial crisis. Earlier, he was director of leadership development at BP plc, and spent almost a decade as an organizational expert with McKinsey and Co., counselling senior leaders globally on transformational change.
Jason received his MBA from London Business School, an MA from the University of London and a first class BA in business and languages from Sheffield He is an accredited Immunity to Change coach (from Professor Bob Kegan at Harvard) and licensed in several psychometric instruments. He is currently furthering his study of coaching at Ashridge Business School in the UK.
Professor Wendy Smith
Wendy Smith is Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Alfred Lerner School of Business at the University of Delaware. Wendy’s work focuses on how organizational leaders manage strategic paradoxes – simultaneously managing strategies for today and tomorrow, innovation and existing products, financial and social bottom lines.
In 2016, she was a Visiting Fellow at the Judge School of Business at the University of Cambridge. Wendy has taught at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, at Harvard University and was nominated as Best MBA Teacher at the Alfred Lerner School of Business.
Wendy has published widely, including in the Harvard Business Review. Her most recent article, 'Both/And Leadership', in the June 2016 HBR, explains how leaders can gain strategic advantage by learning how to live with and manage ambiguity.
Wendy earned her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior at Harvard Business School. Her research has been published in journals such as Organization Science and Management Science and has presented these ideas to academics at the Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society and practitioners at Project World and the Center for Quality Management’s Executive Roundtables.
Alexander has 20 years experience helping leaders and leadership teams to improve their ability to execute strategies. He works with clients to establish the leadership capabilities and behaviours necessary for creating and sustaining high performance. He is a Director of River Leadership, an Associate Director of Change Logic LLC, and a member of faculty for the national NHS Leadership Academy.
Alexander supports leaders with strategic innovation and change, senior team development, leadership programmes and executive coaching. This includes work with executives in Barclays Bank, Nike, Experian, Jacobs Engineering, Veritas Technologies, Spirent Telecommunications, the Office for Nuclear Regulation, and extensive work across the Health and Education Sectors.
Previously he was Head of Leadership and Talent for British Telecom and Kingfisher Group. He draws from five core areas of research and practice – Strategic Innovation, Action Science, Reading the Room, the Human Potential Movement, and Strategic Diversity. He has worked with Change Logic since 2013.