Business Builder Mark Benkendorf Joins Innovation Firm Maddock Douglas

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Benkendorf joins innovation firm to “help clients structure growth strategy initiatives.”

Maddock Douglas, Inc.

“I’ll be helping the leaders of companies that are facing critical inflection points figure out what is next for their business. I find this challenge both exciting and essential,” says Benkendof

Maddock Douglas is an internationally recognized firm that helps companies innovate across their products, services, channels and business models. To help manage the increasing demand for innovation as a primary growth strategy, Maddock Douglas today is announcing the addition of Mark Benkendorf as SVP of Strategic Engagements.

Benkendorf is a seasoned management executive with more than 25 years of experience in sales, strategy, marketing, distribution and general management. He has held senior roles at IBM, Forsythe and GKN and has driven growth in dozens of different industries including information technology, software, technology services, manufacturing and strategy consulting.

Benkendorf explained his reasons for joining Maddock Douglas:
“I consider myself a growth expert, meaning I love to help create and promote solutions that lead to exponential growth. Maddock Douglas affords the opportunity to put this skill to use across a wide range of leading companies. Better still, I’ll be helping the leaders of companies that are facing critical inflection points figure out what is next for their business. I find this challenge both exciting and essential.”

Maddock Douglas president and COO Greg Banks adds, “Our engagements start with the resolve of the leadership and move quickly into planning engagements that enlist organizations to create new ideas and new behaviors. Mark has demonstrated the ability to help leaders conceive and achieve complex projects successfully. I am thrilled to have Mark join the Maddock Douglas team.”

Mark Benkendorf holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Finance and Marketing from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

Maddock Douglas, Inc., (MD) established in 1991, provides Agency of Innovation® services, which help clients take their products “from mind to market” while building leadership teams that consistently empower next. Using its Global Expert NetworkSM of more than 6,000 entrepreneurs, professionals and specialists from 40+ countries, MD helps firms break down the barriers to innovation. MD’s client list includes 25 percent of the top 100 global brands* and 10 out of the Fortune 50 companies.

*From Businessweek’s list of top 100 brands. Maddock Douglas’ thought leaders are authors of: Brand New: Solving the Innovation Paradox (Wiley, May 2011), Free the Idea Monkey…to focus on what matters most! (ISB, January 2012) and Flirting With the Uninterested—Innovating in a “Sold, Not Bought” Category (Advantage, January 2013). To learn more, visit http://www.maddockdouglas.com.

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