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Meet The Team

Gerard Ryan
Tom Boozer
Gerard Ryan - Prodex Systems
Mark Sandstrom
Santiago Clausse
Stuart Mengel
Gerard Ryan - Prodex Systems
Gerard Ryan

Gerard Ryan

Gerard Ryan is the founder and Managing Director of Prodex Systems and the ANZ reseller for Sopheon’s Accolade solutions for Enterprise Innovation Governance. He has extensive experience in Product Lifecycle Management encompassing Innovation Strategy, Voice of the Customer methodologies, Ideation , Stage Gate and Portfolio Management.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Applied Science – Architecture and Industrial Design
  • Graduate Diploma Industrial Design including DIA Award for most outstanding final year student
  • Lecturer in Product Development in MBA and MTM programs – Brisbane and Singapore
  • Member Product Development Management Association

Skills

  • Ideation and Creativity
  • Voice of the Customer Research
  • Innovation audit – Stakeholder Interviews
  • Facilitation of Innovation workshops
  • Training and Presentation

Knowledge

  • Global best practice product
    development management methods
  • Stage Gate and Portfolio management
  • Innovation Strategy
  • Technology Implementation

Experience

  • Product Design, Product Development and Innovation Management roles for 30 years
  • Commenced career in Computer Industry and Winner of Australian Design Awards
  • Design Consultant with Design Council and managed the Star product Program
  • GM Product Development in Automotive Plastics including the launch of over 500 products in a single year
  • GM PD Net – delivered NPD management training to > 300 exec teams across Australia and New Zealand
  • Implemented Stage Gate and Product Portfolio Management Systems in companies for 15 years
  • Automated Idea, Stage Gate and Portfolio Management Systems for major Australian and Multinational Clients including Blackmores , Sanofi Aventis and Southern Cross Health
  • Managing Director of Prodex Systems for 10 years

Tom Boozer

Product and business manager with 20+ years of product development, innovation and design experience. MBA with industrial design degrees. Experienced in industrial, consumer and aerospace products. Highly experienced leading teams to innovate, build products and bring them to market. and infrastructure products.

Qualifications

  • MBA International Business: Thunderbird Graduate School of Global Management (Glendale, Arizona USA)
  • MA Industrial Design: University of Kansas (Lawrence, Kansas USA)

Innovation

  • Innovation Programs
  • User Research
  • Product Design
  • Program Management
  • Market Launch

Product Management

  • Business Development
  • Agile Development
  • Supplier Partnerships
  • Program Management
  • Leadership

Experience

  • Design Director: Teague (1990 – 2000)
  • VP Product Innovation: Singapore Airlines (2000 – 2003)
  • VP Product Marketing: Aeronimbus Jet (2007 – 2010)
  • Entrepreneur Director: Bloch School of Management (2011 – 2015)
  • Product Manager: V3 Acceleration (2016 – 2018)

Mark Sandstrom

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Applied Science – Architecture and Industrial Design
  • Graduate Diploma Industrial Design including DIA Award for most outstanding final year student
  • Lecturer in Product Development in MBA and MTM programs – Brisbane and Singapore
  • Member Product Development Management Association

Skills

  • Ideation and Creativity
  • Voice of the Customer Research
  • Innovation audit – Stakeholder Interviews
  • Facilitation of Innovation workshops
  • Training and Presentation

Knowledge

  • Global best practice product
    development management methods
  • Stage Gate and Portfolio management
  • Innovation Strategy
  • Technology Implementation

Experience

  • Product Design, Product Development and Innovation Management roles for 30 years
  • Commenced career in Computer Industry and Winner of Australian Design Awards
  • Design Consultant with Design Council and managed the Star product Program
  • GM Product Development in Automotive Plastics including the launch of over 500 products in a single year
  • GM PD Net – delivered NPD management training to > 300 exec teams across Australia and New Zealand
  • Implemented Stage Gate and Product Portfolio Management Systems in companies for 15 years
  • Automated Idea, Stage Gate and Portfolio Management Systems for major Australian and Multinational Clients including Blackmores , Sanofi Aventis and Southern Cross Health
  • Managing Director of Prodex Systems for 10 years

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