Noel has worked extensively in the areas of innovation strategy, product development, portfolio management, product commercialization, and the software systems that enable innovation. His industry experience includes high tech, life sciences, CPG, industrial and renewable energy companies. He is a frequent speaker, researcher, and writer on innovation effectiveness, disruptive innovation, and time-to-market reduction.
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Prior to joining Kalypso, Noel held product line and business unit general management positions with several leading technology-based companies, including Motorola, Honeywell, and Kyocera Wireless, where he championed successful new product and market growth initiatives.
Noel has led several high profile product development programs that have received national recognition, including the USA Today/Rochester Institute of Technology's Quality Cup, PC Magazine's Editors Choice, PR Magazine's "Best High Tech Consumer Launch", and CNET's "Best of CES" awards.
He is a graduate of the University of Arizona, with a BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He earned an MBA degree with a concentration in innovation and technology management from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia.
"When everyone in the room is talking in circles...when politics are running rampant...and just when it seems there is no end in sight (looking into the rat hole you are traveling down), Noel speaks up and everything snaps back into place. His knowledge and experience (which equates to great wisdom) is vital in helping decision makers to take a step back, and process the mountains of data swirling in front of them. He definitely knows his stuff, but never comes across as the snooty know-it-all. He is the voice of reason." "In addition to being a man who has it all together, his work has led to tangible results. Processes which were completely dysfunctional for decades are now starting to hum along with measurably improved efficiency. He has been a great resource to my employer, and to me individually."
- Bryan Atwood, Director of Product Marketing at Nature's Sunshine Products (NSP)
Noel resides in San Diego where he spends his free time enjoying the outdoors with family and friends.