Raul is a Principal, with SGI-USA and is responsible for developing new services and growing Stage-Gate International’s Strategy and Technology Innovation practice in the USA. He has 20+ years of experience helping clients win through strategy and innovation, enabling them to build shareholder value and realize tangible business benefits. His expertise includes: innovation strategy, idea-to-launch processes, digital innovation, consumer markets insights, business analytics and omnichannel marketing and commerce.
Before joining Stage-Gate International, Raul was a Partner, VP and Global Practice Leader at Infosys and IBM/PwC and a Global CPG/Retail portfolio leader at Nielsen. In these organizations he worked with dozens of leading CPG, High-Tech, Manufacturing and Retail clients to drive profitable and sustainable growth focusing on strategy, technology and innovation. In these organizations he conceived, designed, built and launched multiple strategic service offerings and technology products. Raul has built, grown and led world-class professional services organizations across the USA, Europe and Asia with P&L’s ranging from $20MM to $400MM+ and with responsibility for over 3,500 professionals, including engineers, marketers, researchers and industry specific experts.
Raul holds an MBA from Indiana University and BSc in Industrial Engineering from the National University of Mexico. He is a certified Change Management Professional and Project Management Professional (PMP). He speaks at Industry forums and has published in various professional journals. Raul is fluent in English and Spanish with basic understanding of Italian and Russian.