Chief, Research, Development and Learning Officer
Group Head, South America
Michelle Jones is Chief Research, Development and Learning Officer. Her portfolio includes strategic business partnerships, product management and marketing. In her role, Michelle oversees value creation for clients and markets through the research, development and commercialization of highly differentiated product and service offerings designed to enable companies to achieve innovation excellence. Stage-Gate International is widely recognized for its thought-leadership, peer-reviewed research, benchmarking databases, ground-breaking methodologies and practical products and services.
Michelle is also a speaker, author, and consultant on the topic of product innovation management. She has over 20 years experience consulting business leaders and teams in companies across a wide range of industries including Aerospace, Automotive, Chemical, Consumer Packaged Goods, Defense, Electronics, Energy, Food, Financial, Medical and Pharmaceutical. She helps her clients achieve clarity and command of their innovation management systems while balancing an engaging and empowering culture. Michelle has led a wide range of corporate and industry innovation initiatives to successful completion including consortium benchmarking projects, global product and technology development processes, multi-divisional portfolio management and governance frameworks, new innovation strategies and corporate innovation learning programs.
Michelle holds a Master of International Business Administration degree from Western University, Project and Program Management from McGill University and Food Science from Guelph University. Michelle is also a certified New Product Development Professional (NPDP).