Mike is an entrepreneur, innovation consultant, keynote speaker and author on a mission 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… to Focus on What Matters Most, Brand New: Solving the Innovation Paradox, and Flirting With the Uninterested—Innovating in a ‘Sold, Not Bought’ Category”. His next book, “Plan D: Why the Future Belongs to the Disruptors and How to Dream, Drive and Deliver Like the Crazy Ones,” is due out this fall.

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

G. Michael Maddock
Founding Partner
Ringleader Ventures

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