The Management Team

Dr. Ram Nidumolu, Founder and CEORam-portrait

Ram Nidumolu has more than 20 years of experience in strategy and execution consulting and research with enterprises. He has consulted extensively with leading enterprises such as FedEx, Alcoa, Puma, Clorox, Intuit, and others. He specializes in developing a corporate vision and business strategy for sustainable business and in identifying business opportunities for sustainable innovations.

Ram’s thought leadership has appeared in the Harvard Business Review, the Stanford Social Innovation Review and at leading industry consortia such as the Corporate Eco Forum, Business for Environment, and the Natural Capital Coalition. His Sept 2009 Harvard Business Review cover article, “Why Sustainability is Now the Key Driver of Innovation,” (co-authored with the late CK Prahalad) accelerated the field of sustainable innovation and won the Emerald 2013 Citation of Excellence Award honoring the 50 most outstanding articles published by the top 300 management journals in the world.  Ram is also the lead author of “The Collaboration Imperative,” featured in the April 2014 issue of the Harvard Business Review, which describes models and next practices for enabling transformative business collaboration.

Ram is also the author of Two Birds in a Tree: Timeless Indian Wisdom for Business Leaders (Berrett-Koehler 2013).  This pioneering book introduces being-centered leadership, which applies ancient wisdom to modern business practices in order to enable sustainable business.  It has received glowing reviews from CEOs of leading companies such as Unilever, Patagonia and others.

He was previously the founder and CEO of a software services company that provided CRM solutions to the high tech industry. He was also on the business school faculty at Santa Clara University and the University of Arizona for almost a decade. He received his Ph.D. in Management at the Anderson Business School at UCLA. ram@innovastrat.com.

Kathy KellyKathy Kelly, Vice President, Services

Kathy Kelly brings 25 years of experience with program management, group collaboration and cross-cultural coordination. She was previously the co-founder and principal at Productive Teamwork International, a consulting group that specialized in computer-mediated group collaboration processes and technologies. Prior experience includes Gartner, Inc, the world’s leading technology research firm, where she managed Best Practices groups for Fortune 500 executives. kkelly@innovastrat.com.