Mike Maddock C-Suite Network Advisor Since 2016

Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker



Mike Maddock is a serial entrepreneur, an author and a gifted speaker whose purpose is to inspire and empower curiosity.

Mike loves to solve problems with disruptive ideas. This passion for problem solving led him to establish Maddock Douglas, Inc. in 1991. Maddock Douglas has become an internationally recognized innovation consulting firm. Since establishing MD, Mike has been the founding partner in four other firms including Ringleader Ventures, a company that invests in early stage startups that have solved the challenges of large enterprises in the insurance and healthcare industries.

Mike is a featured columnist for Forbes, a contributor to Bloomberg BusinessWeek and the author of three books about innovation – Free the Idea Monkey, Brand New: Solving the Innovation Paradox, and Flirting With the Uninterested—Innovating in a “Sold, Not Bought” Category.

He is also a past Chapter president of both the Entrepreneurs Organization and Young Presidents Organization.

Last year, Mike has opened for President Bush (43), President Clinton and the five of the Sharks from TV’s Shark Tank ––so he believes in bipartisan innovation.


Mike Maddock | Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker

"Mike’s simple, powerful and fun innovation strategies resonate with leaders around the globe. His writing and speaking style have made him one of the most highly rated keynote speakers in YPO."

Scott Mordell

CEO of YPO and WPO International

"It has been said that culture eats strategy for breakfast. It’s true. As a leader, my job is to keep my most imaginative thinkers hungry not just for ideas, but for the right results. One way to do it is to build a culture of innovation. Mike shows you how. Bon appétit! "

Doug Rauch

Harvard Fellow, Former President Trader Joe’s

"Mike runs a world class agency of innovation. Maddock Douglas has amazing full service marketing and innovation capabilities, and has helped my brands develop and launch new product ideas that have disrupted our industry and exceed our financial goals.

In addition, Mike and his team are extremely collaborative, and truly nice/authentic/genuine people."

Dustin Cohn

Managing Director, Goldman Sachs, Former CMO, Jockey International

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