About The Author


For nearly 20 years, Boris has worked with some of the world’s largest companies to help them plan, build, and execute robust Innovation programs that drive transformative change, support the creation of an Innovation Culture, and provide a sustainable and repeatable source of new value-creating ideas, processes, products, and business practices.

Companies like Citi, MetLife, Fidelity, JP Morgan Chase, Coca-Cola, Estee Lauder, Pfizer, Amway, and more – have looked to Boris to provide them with the insights, experience, and strategic planning expertise they needed to achieve their Innovation program goals.


As a seasoned Silicon Valley executive, Boris has been responsible for all the customer facing activities at several leading edge crowdsourcing and collaboration B2B software companies including Imaginatik, Spigit, and Mindjet. Equally at home working with large and small companies, Boris brings a unique perspective and experience to all his clients – understanding the key dynamics that make small companies hyper-successful, whilst also knowing the deep strategy, process, and change management required to get large companies to adopt innovative business practices.


Prior to his start-up life, Boris was was part of PricewaterhouseCooper’s (PwC) Strategic Management Consulting practice based in London where he was was a key member of the firm’s post-merger Global Knowledge Management (KM) team, tasked with devising and implementing a world-class KM system for one of the world’s most knowledge intensive companies.  On moving to the USA, he then took on a client facing role in the company’s IT & Strategy practice working with numerous world class companies to help them harness, measure, and exploit the intellectual capital available to them using the latest technological tools.

Boris has a BSc from Imperial College, London, and an MBA from the Cass School of Business in London. He is the author of numerous articles and research reports on innovation, collaboration and social media practices, and is a co-author of the book ” A Guide to Open Innovation & Crowd-Sourcing” (published by Kogan Page in 2011).

Born a British citizen in Portugal and educated both in the US and in the UK, Boris is a consummate team player both at work and at play. He’s a retired rugby player, a consummate global traveller fascinated with the world’s cultures, and a self-confessed experience junkie looking for new things to try out.

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