Jeff Hovis is Managing Principal at Product Genesis, an MIT spin-out strategic innovation consulting firm. Jeff is responsible for executive-level interface for global innovation strategy client programs on six continents. Jeff serves as a senior advisor to Global 2000 CMOs and CTOs on strategic innovation and new business creation activities. Before moving into strategic consulting more than fifteen years ago, Jeff served as Senior Vice President at Thermo Electron (now Thermo Fisher Scientific), where he managed multi-continent business units, and created strategic technical and marketing partnerships in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Jeff has an MBA in Technology Marketing from Northeastern University, and an SM Mechanical Engineering and a SB Chemistry from MIT.