Kaleidoscope Announces New Chief Strategy Officer Challis Hodge

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Visionary business leader joins innovation and design consultancy.

Challis Hodge joins Kaleidoscope's senior leadership team as Chief Strategy Officer

Hodge will enhance Kaleidoscope’s ability to offer visionary thinking to our clients, helping them drive their brands and create competitive advantage.

Kaleidoscope, a leading innovation and design consultancy, today announced that Challis Hodge has joined the senior leadership team as Chief Strategy Officer. Hodge brings to Kaleidoscope expertise in business strategy, marketing, operations and delivery across product, service, environmental and digital design.

“We are excited to have a person with Challis’ business acumen join our team,” said Matt Kornau, CEO of Kaleidoscope. “He is a change agent, business leader and strategist with 21 years of experience in corporate, agency and startup environments. His contributions will boost Kaleidoscope’s ability to drive business value for our clients.”

As part of Kaleidoscope’s on-going initiative to refine and increase strategic offerings, the company has enriched its research and innovation methods, strengthened offerings in brand development, and increased focus on customer experience. “As CSO, Challis will enhance Kaleidoscope’s ability to offer visionary thinking to our clients, helping them drive their brands and create competitive advantage,” said Giuseppe Delena, COO of Kaleidoscope.

Hodge’s previous roles include EVP of Customer Experience with Batterii, VP of User Experience with The Nielsen Company, VP of Experience Planning and Research with Possible, and Director of User Experience with Razorfish. He has past experience as a management consultant and also cofounded the first user experience firm. He received his MS in Design and BS in Industrial Design from the University of Cincinnati.

“I was attracted by Kaleidoscope’s rich history, strong values and longstanding client relationships – a rare combination that forms the bedrock upon which they’ve built an industry-defining consultancy,” said Hodge. “When you’re genuinely driven by a relentless focus on people – your employees, your clients and their customers – you can deliver monumental innovation and design that transforms businesses and people’s lives. That’s what I’m here to do.”

About Kaleidoscope                                                                                                
A trusted partner since 1989, Kaleidoscope transforms business through innovation and design. Decades of business experience allow us to empathize with diverse corporate challenges. Our multidisciplinary team leverages design and business thinking to architect holistic and innovative solutions in medical/healthcare, consumer goods, electronics and transportation markets, revealing unexpected potential for clients.

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