Chad McAllister, Ph.D., NPDP, CIL, PMP
I’m the host of the Product Mastery Now® podcast, formerly known as The Everyday Innovator® (Inc. Magazine’s 10 Best Podcasts for Innovators), author of Turning Ideas into Market-Winning Products, and founder of Product Mastery Now.
I help product managers become Product Masters. After:
- working in product management for 25+ years;
- training hundreds of product managers at Microsoft, Kind Snacks, Level 3, Kohler, John Deer, J.D. Power, GHX, FedEx, Cummins, Compassion, Clorox, Cisco, Mastercard, SAIC, Thomson Reuters, Xerox, and many others;
- earning a PhD in Innovation; and
- conducting numerous workshops;
I created the Product Mastery Roadmap.
It shows how product managers anywhere can become product masters.
Product Masters create more successful products, gain influence throughout their organizations, and accelerate their careers.
I am certified by PDMA as a New Product Development Professional (NPDP) and credentialed by AIPMM as a Certified Innovation Leader (CIL), which he helped to create. He is respected by both organizations as an authoritative trainer and consultant for these certifications. I also earned and maintain a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from PMI. My professional experiences have made me broadly skilled in many aspects of business but my focus is on new product development and innovation. My education includes a PhD in Innovation and MS and BS degrees in Electrical Engineering. I am a contributing author to the PDMA Toolbook 3 and a frequent speaker to innovation-related professional groups. I am also an instructor for product management and innovation management graduate courses at Boston University, Colorado State University, and Walden University.
In my spare time you will likely find me traveling with my family.
Jama Bradley, Ph.D., NPDP, CIL, PMP
Jama has trained organizations and individuals from across the country and the world to help them improve new product development and management practices. She has conducted workshops and online education courses for the last decade. Her background includes New Product Development, Project Management, Organizational Behavior and Leadership, and Higher Education. Jama holds degrees in business and education including a Ph.D. She holds professional certifications for both new product development and project management. Jama has spent the last two decades assisting organizations with various unique and innovative project endeavors. Industries in which Jama has worked include healthcare, business services, manufacturing, food and beverage, and information technology. Her new product development, project management and educational experiences have translated well as a consultant and trainer in new product development process and innovation certification. Since 1995, Jama has also taught onsite and online college courses in her free time. As a proponent of life long learning she continues to teach and work in higher education. Currently she is a faculty member with Northcentral University where she works with dissertation students.
In her spare time, Jama claims to be a bad guitarist, a decent cook, and a pretty good parent who loves to hang out with her kids, bike, hike, and camp. As one might guess, family is primary, and work – life balance is something she works hard to achieve.
John Latham, Ph.D., ASQ CQE
John enjoys a variety of professional activities from consulting on leading change and designing high performing organizations to researching and writing to teaching executives and entrepreneurs. He is particularly interested in innovative ways to lead and design organizations that create sustainable value for multiple stakeholders: investors, customers, employees, suppliers, society, and the natural environment. John has over 35 years of experience working in and with a variety of commercial, non-profit, and government organizations from Asia to Europe. He has enjoyed a wide variety of work experiences from his first adult job with the U.S. Air Force to Vice President of Corporate Quality and Business Excellence for a $1.3 billion in vitro diagnostics manufacturer with operations in 40 countries.
As a leadership consultant and organization architect his work focuses on helping senior executives and entrepreneurs design, develop and deploy their business model, leadership model, and a wide variety of management systems and processes. Some of his clients have included Boeing, Kawasaki, British Airways, Motorola, The Ritz Carlton, TATA Group (India), PRO-TEC Coating Company, Poudre Valley Health System, ASTD, U.S. Navy, VA Cooperative Studies Program, Department of Energy and most recently Virtjoule, Inc. a startup company in Colorado. Learn more about John at John Latham Leadership + Design.
Brian D. Ottum, Ph.D.
Brian is President of Ottum Research & Consulting, in Saline, MI. His practice is focused on market analytics to help companies develop new products. Ottum Research & Consulting serves clients in the packaged goods, durables, and high technology industries. Prior to starting his own firm, Brian worked in new product development and international market research for Procter & Gamble. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Utah, an MBA from Xavier University and a BS from the University of Wisconsin.
Brian also teaches market research workshops at conferences and at company sites. Learn more about Brian at Ottum Research & Consulting.
Dick Lee, Ph.D.
Richard (“Dick”) K. Lee is president and CEO of Value Innovations, Inc (Vi) and a recognized international expert in the value innovation field. He is a past member of the Industrial Research Institute, serving on the Board of Directors and as chairman of the emeriti committee for three terms. He has been the VP and General Manager of two divisions of Fortune 500 companies (Gould Inc. and McGraw Edison), the VP R&D at Pharmaseal, the manufacturing arm of American Hospital Supply, and the VP Strategic Business Operations at Johns Manville.
Dick received his Ph. D. in inorganic chemistry from the University of London in 1968. He is a UK subject, a Permanent Resident of the USA and lives with his wife, Lin, in Castle Rock, CO. Learn more about Dick at Value Innovations.
Haydn Thomas, PMP, MPC
Haydn has been delivering on successful outcomes for more than 20 years across Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, Asia & North America using pragmatic approaches to innovation, leadership, portfolio, program, project management and business analysis. He has worked extensively in large international and domestic banks, government organisations, solution providers and start-up companies in defining and implementing structure, business solutions, leadership, change management, competency and coaching frameworks. His record of achievement with developing and negotiating structured deliveries are based on his proven creative direction, passion for quality, delivering on promises and his professional approach. Coupled with exceptional communication skills and the ability to positively influence decisions, these provide the basis to achieving successful outcomes.
In recent years, Haydn has been following one of his passions of sharing his experiences through course facilitation, consulting and international speaking engagements. His other passions are wine, family and sailing. Learn more about Haydn at Mindavation.