Seasoned Innovation Leader Joins Maddock Douglas

  Seasoned Innovation Leader Joins Maddock Douglas

Thomas Stat, previously with IDEO, joins innovation consulting firm to head up
                               client delivery.

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- May 15, 2013

Maddock Douglas, an internationally recognized firm that helps leading
corporations develop new products, services, experiences and business models,
welcomes Thomas Stat as a senior vice president of innovation.

Stat will be joining Maddock Douglas to expand the business leadership team.
He will be championing project teams, galvanizing client relationships and
energizing innovation initiatives to ensure the highest level of collaboration
and the greatest impact for Maddock Douglas clients.

Prior to his new position at Maddock Douglas, Stat was a senior innovation
consultant at his own consulting firm and formerly an associate partner at
IDEO, where he co-led and helped grow the Chicago office for more than a
decade. Stat is a senior advisor to Chicago Ideas Week and an active
contributor to the Edison Talks and Chicago Ideas Week You(th) program. He
previously served on the Edison Awards Steering Committee, acting as the
chairman for the 2012 Edison Awards. He actively speaks at industry events and
lectures at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, the McCormick School
of Engineering and has been an active contributor to the NuVention program at
Northwestern University. He is an active member of TED and spoke on the TED
main stage in 2012.

Stat says, “I have a passion for aligning the business goals and aspirations
of our clients with the passions and capabilities of our innovation
professionals to bring magic to our interactions, our work and the outcomes we
help create. My new friends at Maddock Douglas share a passion for reimagining
business and helping to empower and transform business cultures and
organizations. I am looking forward to changing the world with them.” Over his
career, Stat has worked on projects in a wide range of industries including
work for Walgreens, AT&T, Grainger, Chrysler, 3M, Kraft, Tetra Pak, NAVTEQ,
Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS), Children’s Memorial Hospital, Lookingglass
Theatre, Starbucks, P&G, Jones Lang LaSalle, American Express, Sodexo, among
many others.

Maddock Douglas CEO Mike Maddock says, “Every once in a while you meet a
person that has a wonderfully curious ability to rationally and rapidly make
empowering connections. I am certain that Tom will be instrumental in helping
our clients think differently in a new world.”

Stat lives in Northbrook, Ill., with his wife and two children. He holds a
B.A. in architecture and a B.F.A. in fine arts from Rhode Island School of
Design, and a B.A. in psychology from Boston University. Stat also studied
aerospace engineering at Purdue University and has a certificate in marketing
management at Stanford University.

Maddock Douglas, Inc., established in 1991, is an internationally recognized
innovation consulting firm that helps companies design, brand and launch new
products, services, experiences and business models while also building a
client culture that can continually innovate. Maddock Douglas’ client list
includes 25 percent of the top 100 global brands and 10 out of the Fortune 50

The partners of the company are authors of Brand New: Solving the Innovation
Paradox (2011), Free the Idea Monkey…to focus on what matters most! (2012),
and Flirting With the Uninterested—Innovating in a “Sold, Not Bought” Category
(2013). To learn more, visit


Maddock Douglas, Inc.
Stephanie Savage, 630.279.3939
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