Senior Manager Anne Lilly Cone Joins Kalypso to Expand CPG Practice

April 2, 2012

CINCINNATI, OH – Kalypso, the world's premier innovation consulting firm, announced today that Anne Lilly Cone has joined the firm as a senior manager to help lead the growth of its Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) practice.

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. Anne brings over 28 years of experience in consumer-based strategy, insights and new business development to Kalypso’s clients. Her experience spans industries including CPG, healthcare products and services, apparel, consumer electronics, and household goods.

“Anne brings deep market research and innovation expertise to Kalypso with successful hands-on experiences around the world. She is a master at designing and developing organizations that deliver innovation success over time," said Mike Friedman, partner at Kalypso and CPG practice lead. “I am very excited that she is bringing her passion and vision to help Kalypso’s clients deliver on the promise of innovation.”

Prior to joining Kalypso, Anne held leadership roles in consumer and market knowledge at Procter & Gamble (P&G). During her 25 years at P&G, she was dedicated to translating consumer insights and market intelligence into effective business strategies to better target innovations and reduce speed-to-market. Anne holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bryn Mawr College.

Born in Chicago, Anne now lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her patient husband of 28 years and has two wonderful sons living on the East coast. She is active in her community as board Vice-Chair for Cincinnati’s Tri-State Feeding America Freestore Foodbank. She is an avid walker, cultural explorer, voracious reader and optimizer of classic pie recipes - which she loves to share with family and friends. Anne also enjoys sailing, skiing and singing, but not all simultaneously.

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, life sciences and retail industries.