As a management consultant, Ted works with CEOs and their organizations to transform barriers to growth. His passion is inspiring and aligning teams to develop breakthrough results.
Ted started his career at Lutron Electronics in product development and product management and was promoted to manage all aspects of Lutron’s professional and consumer products business on the West coast.
There, he drove 3 years of 20% consecutive sales increases and pioneered entry into the smart home and designer showroom markets.
Within days of acceptance to the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, he was offered the opportunity to open the Japan market for Lutron. He decided the choose “real” business school and spent the next 6 years in Tokyo growing Lutron’s business to #2 market share.
One of his crowning achievements was designing and installing a system running Japan’s then tallest building, The Yokohama Landmark Tower.
Ted returned to the United States in 1998 to set up his own consulting firm, where he helped companies, like Toyota, grow through operational effectiveness.
He has consulted in a variety of industries including chemical, software, engineering, consumer, and automotive markets 100% with a success track record with his engagements due to his own “Growth Transformation” formula.
Ted has been described as a force of nature that can drive true transformation.
Ted’s wider perspective comes from his travels to over 30 countries as well as his breadth of interest in physics, chemistry, biology, math, philosophy, and psychology.
As a kid he dreamed of being an inventor, building home-made electric motors out of tin cans and wire. Now he wants to transform the human operating system by reinventing how we think, act, teach, and learn with the intention of helping us become all that we can be – at individual, organizational, and societal levels.
Ted holds a B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering from Cornell University, and is the author of the innovation chapter of The Book on Business From A to Z: The 260 Most Important Answers You Need to Know (2011).
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