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THE LEGACY INNOVATION LEADERSHIP TEAM

Legacy Innovation Group is led by an experienced team of business professionals (who just so happen to be some of the world's foremost thought leaders on business innovation).   Supporting us, we have a broad team of associates spread around the world, reflecting such diverse disciplines as consumer insights, market research, business finance, intellectual property, product design, user experience, engineering, branding, packaging, and more.   Needless to say, there is a lot of "Innovator's DNA" going on here.


anthony millsAnthony Mills — Founder & CEO

Anthony Mills is the Founder and CEO of Legacy Innovation Group.

Anthony has a passion for two things — 1) connecting businesses with their next big opportunities, and 2) helping businesses reinvent themselves into engaging, human workplaces that can't help but unleash breakthrough innovation.

His work at Legacy Innovation has had a deeply profound and lasting impact on businesses all over the world.

Anthony is a globally sought–after thought leader on emerging markets, responsive growth strategies, corporate innovation, business insights, workplace experience, entrepreneurship, product design, and Design Thinking.

Anthony is also an award–winning and internationally–recognized innovator, having brought numerous innovations to the companies he has served.   He is a deeply associative thinker — a consummate rainmaker — with a classic "Innovator's DNA" profile.   His lifelong disdain for the status quo, and his love for pursuing "what's next", have garnered him a well–earned reputation as an agent of change.   Furthermore, having traveled the world and experienced many cultures up close, he understands people, and with them, the markets they make up.   He knows how to combine insight and empathy with imagination and creativity to conceive real solutions to customer's "deep–down" needs and desires.   And he knows how to connect business insights in ways that let companies deliver the winning value propositions and customer experiences they need to truly lead their markets.

Anthony's abilities in strategic innovation build on 30 years of leadership in business, where he has held executive and management positions in numerous disciplines, including strategic management, design, engineering, marketing, manufacturing, and product management.   This has given him a broad and holistic perspective on innovation that is rare among business leaders.   He remains deeply embedded in each of these disciplines, and knows how to bridge them to deliver innovations that have a lasting impact on the business, its markets, and the world.

Anthony has lived and worked in a number of urban centers — New York City, Dubai, Detroit, Milwaukee, Grand Rapids, and Raleigh/Durham, while his business travels have taken him throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Anthony holds graduate degrees in both Engineering and Management, and has received training in business management at Ashridge Business School (London) and in international business at the Indian School of Business (Hyderabad).   Beyond his technical background however, Anthony is a creative at heart and has an immense appreciation and passion for good design.   This is matched only by his passion for good branding and positioning.

Anthony is the author of the first book ever published on the subject of collaborative product development, and the executive editor of the upcoming GInI Applied Innovation Master Book.   He has been keynote speaker at numerous strategy, innovation, and insights conferences around the world, and is available to speak at future events.

Ultimately — Anthony uses his insights, experience, and skills to help businesses develop – and execute – solid innovation–driven growth strategies.

Anthony can be contacted directly at anthony.mills@legacyinnova.com.

Anthony also serves as the Executive Director of the Global Innovation Institute (www.gini.org) (GInI), the world's foremost standards and certification body in business innovation.   At GInI, he can be contacted directly at anthony.mills@gini.org.



anthony millsSteve Wells — Director of Insights

Steve is a seasoned Market Strategist and has worked in this field for many years inside of Fortune 500 businesses.   His work has focused on large-scale market forces, their impact on consumers, and the implications for future strategies.   Through this work, Steve has been instrumental in shaping the course of market insights, corporate and brand strategies, product innovations, and sales strategies.

"I've pursued a passion to understand how cultural and market changes impact business.   As an internal consultant for two Fortune 500 companies I kept an eye on a wide range of business drivers from the economy to social trends to technologies and everything in between.   I was able to identify key shifts the company leveraged to develop products that were right for their customers at the time, which maximized their market success.

Having participated in countless innovation sessions, product and brand development projects, and strategic planning sessions has given me a unique perspective on the needs of business and an ability to see how they can identify and act on market opportunities."

Steve is a deeply associative thinker – constantly connecting dots to reveal new patterns that businesses leverage for strategic value.   He uses this skill, together with his many insights and experiences, to lead clients toward broad market opportunities and clear paths of action.   Steve has led countless innovation workshops with Fortune 500 clients that have produced numerous high–impact opportunities.

Steve holds certification in Strategic Foresight from the University of Houston – one of only four schools in the world to offer this certification.   This has reinforced Steve's ability to conduct deeply insightful PESTLE Analysis and Scenario Planning.

Steve can be contacted directly at steve.wells@legacyinnova.com.



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