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October 26, 2012
Beachwood, OH – Kalypso, the world's premier innovation consulting firm, announced today that Scott Gibbard has joined the firm as a senior manager to lead the growth of its Life Sciences 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. Scott has over 20 years of engineering, product development and consulting experience across several technology/science-driven industries, with a particular focus in bio-pharmaceuticals.
“We are excited to add Scott to our rapidly growing Life Sciences practice,” says Noel Sobelman, Kalypso’s Life Sciences practice leader. “Scott brings to Kalypso deep industry and consulting experience working across all stages of pharmaceutical development, from discovery through launch.”
Prior to joining Kalypso, Scott was a project leader in the Strategy Realization Office at Merck & Co. There he led the annual strategic planning and goal-setting process for the research and development (R&D) division and managed strategic change initiatives within and across divisions. Scott was also a principal with management consultancy Pittiglio Rabin Todd & McGrath (PRTM) where he advised senior management at technology-driven companies on developing and implementing business improvement strategies. He began his career as an aerospace engineer in Canada and designed flight simulator products for major commercial airlines and international military organizations.
Scott brings extensive experience to his clients in product development, strategic planning, performance management and benchmarking, merger integration and executing major change. He is focused on assisting clients deliver on the promise of innovation in the life sciences sector and particularly in the pharmaceuticals industry.
Scott holds an MBA from Cornell University, a Master of Applied Science from the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS), and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto. Scott spends much of his time outside work racing between soccer fields, swim meets, ski hills and baseball diamonds with his three children and wife.
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. For more information, visit http://kalypso.com. Follow @KalypsoLP on Twitter and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/KalypsoLP.