Kalypso Expands Innovation Leadership Practice with New Senior Manager, Cynthia Ridley

September 16, 2011

BEACHWOOD, OH Kalypso, the world's premier innovation consulting firm, announced today that Cynthia Ridley has joined the firm.

The people of Kalypso are leading business professionals who combine a depth of experience in select industries with unparalleled expertise in product and process innovation. Cynthia brings over 24 years of experience as an engineer, program manager, process improvement and market strategy consultant, executive coach and as the founder of her own firm.

“Cynthia has an excellent track record coaching executives and teams in driving process and technology changes to transform their innovation, new product development and product lifecycle management (PLM) capabilities,” said Ken Parekh, Kalypso partner and Innovation Leadership & Learning practice lead. “She is an engaged leader and a trusted advisor who inspires cooperation, instills confidence and builds teams that are motivated to succeed.”

Cynthia began her career as an automotive and software engineer. She gained both strategic and operational expertise as a management consultant at Deloitte Consulting, a leader at Visa USA/Inovant, and a consulting firm president and founder. She coaches clients in the consumer goods, finance and technology industries in executive team alignment, leadership development and change management to help them achieve their strategic business and innovation objectives.

Cynthia holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design from Michigan State University. She is certified as an Executive Coach through the International Coaches Federation, as a Leadership Development expert through Coaches Training Institute, a Process Re-engineer through Hammer and Company and as a Program Manager through ESI/George Washington University.

About Kalypso

Kalypso is the world's premier innovation consulting firm, helping clients improve performance, drive profitability and create sustainable results by delivering on the promise of innovation. The people of Kalypso are leading business professionals who combine unparalleled expertise in innovation, product development, and product lifecycle management (PLM) with a depth of experience in the consumer goods, high technology, manufacturing, medical device, life sciences and retail industries.