About Don Strickland

Don Strickland is an extraordinary businessman, entrepreneur and advisor, who has achieved transformational change for the global companies he has worked with, such as Apple, Xerox and Microsoft, among others.

Don Strickland has also successfully built businesses internationally for both large public companies and private start ups. As a CEO he has consistently combined new technologies and business models to reinvent companies and grow stockholder value.

Now the President and CEO of Strickland Associates he offers companies the benefit of his experience. He currently advises technology companies on business model innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship and serves as Adjunct Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Imperial College London.

Don holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Virginia Tech, a master’s degree in physics from the University of Notre Dame, a master’s degree in optics from the University of Rochester, a master’s degree in management from the Stanford University and a law degree from George Washington University.

"Don’t let innovation get “out of control.” An organization should not innovate everywhere. Innovate where it adds the most value and know where you don’t want to innovate."

− Don Strickland