Keynote Speaker Michael Maddock

Michael Maddock

Innovation Expert, CEO, Serial Entrepreneur, Inventor, Writer

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $10,001 - $20,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
  • Travels From
    Illinois, USA

Suggested Keynote Speeches & Programs

  • Free the Idea Monkey

Mike Maddock is an entrepreneur, an inventor, a writer and a keynote speaker. He is the founding partner and CEO of Maddock Douglas, the internationally recognized innovation consulting firm, which has helped more than 25 percent of the Fortune 100 design, brand and launch new products, services, experiences and business models while also empowering an agile culture that can continually innovate. A serial entrepreneur, Mike has launched five successful businesses and co-chairs the Gathering of Titans Entrepreneurial Conclave at MIT. Mike is a contributor to Forbes and author of three books: Free the Idea Monkey…to focus on what matters most!, Brand New: Solving the Innovation Paradox, and Flirting With the Uninterested—Innovating in a “Sold, Not Bought” Category. He was also a featured innovation columnist for Bloomberg Businessweek.

Mike calls himself an Idea Monkey because he loves to solve problems with disruptive ideas. This passion for problem solving led him to establish Maddock Douglas, Inc. in 1991. Maddock Douglas has become an internationally recognized innovation agency that helps leading corporations invent and launch new products, services and business models.

Mike is also past president of both Entrepreneurs’ Organization and Young Presidents’ Organization.

Mike is a frequent keynote speaker and has a passion for inspiring and empowering innovation leaders by helping them build the types of culture and processes that lead to new product success.

Testimonials 3

  • I have been coming to our company’s conference for 20+ years. Mike’s presentation was the best I’ve seen in two decades! In his words, I am a (Ring)leader and am now inspired to be a better one.

    Mike Walker


  • Mike’s simple, powerful and fun innovation strategies resonate with leaders around the globe. His writing and speaking style have made him one of the most highly rated keynote speakers in YPO.

    Scott Mordell

    CEO of YPO and WPO International

  • Mike was one of the highest rated Vistage Executive Summit speakers from all 2014. His presentations brought in scores of 4.6 and 4.7 on a scale of 1 – 5, making him one of this year’s biggest success stories. He brings a fantastic energy, great insights and practical takeaways that resonate with CEOs and other business leaders.

    Steve Dobbins

    SVP Member Engagement, Vistage

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