Colin Palombo

Group Head North America & Global Consulting Solutions Leader, Stage-Gate International
Visiting Professor of Innovation, Strathclyde Business School, Scotland


Colin Palombo is the Group Head North America & Global Consulting Solutions Leader of Stage-Gate International, an organization with the mission to help companies drive organizational excellence in product development.

Colin Palombo was previously the co-founder of Bizmotion, an innovation consulting firm, and co-founder of Innovation Framework Technologies, a Planisware global value-added reseller.

Over the last 25 years Colin has helped companies transform their innovation performance by adopting best-practices digitized by software, including 26 Planisware implementations over the last 10 years. His clients span industries and regions – in North America, Europe, Brazil, South Korea, Japan & Australia.

Colin led the first software team in the world to be awarded the prestigious ‘Stage-Gate® Ready’ certification by Stage-Gate International, and renewed ever since. Colin also teaches innovation ‘sprints’ as a visiting Professor at Strathclyde Business School, the UK’s ‘2016 Business School of the Year’ and is a mastermind member of Abundance 360 – a select group of entrepreneurs collaborating with Peter Diamandis to create a world of abundance.


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