David Crosswhite is a senior consultant, speaker, and author with 25 years of experience in strategic innovation advisory. David’s work addresses issues that range from top level growth strategy development to new product and pipeline development and management to new venture development and organizing for ongoing innovation for large and mid-size organizations.
As a Senior Executive at Kaufman Hall & Associates, David worked with for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare providers to develop consumer-centric delivery models, as well as advise them in developing and driving their consumer-centric innovation initiatives and capability.
As a Managing Partner of ITC Business Group he worked with B2C and B2B organizations across industry sectors to advise them on driving their growth and innovation agendas. Prior to ITC David was a Managing Director of Strategos where he was responsible for many of the firm’s most prominent client relationships, engagements and outcomes. David acted as COO of Strategos from 2004 through 2010.
David's industry experience spans multiple sectors including consumer durables, CPG, retail, healthcare, insurance, and medical devices. David's application of growth strategy development techniques span across B2B and B2C Fortune 500 companies as well as for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare providers nationwide.
David co-authored The Innovator's Field Guide, published by Wiley and Sons in 2014, “Elevating Your Organization’s Consumerism IQ” - hfm, August 2016, “A Solution for a Lack of Breakthrough Innovation” – Strategy & Leadership, August 2014, and multiple other articles and blogs on the topics of growth and innovation. His work in the field is well documented in multiple Harvard Business School and Corporate Executive Board case studies that chronicle the strategic innovation and organizational capability-building efforts global consumer goods companies and national retailers. He has served as an Adjunct Lecturer at University of Chicago and Loyola Graduate Schools of Business.
David earned his MBA at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and holds a BS in Engineering from Lehigh University.
He is a member of the Board of Trustees for The Cove School in Northbrook, IL, a school dedicated to the education and overall development of children with special learning needs.