Valize doesn’t operate the way traditional consultancies do!


Large organizations today are faced with the need to innovate and transform or go into decline. Many different approaches have been tried, but most do not create lasting capability to do this. In a perfect world, companies would be able to operationalize innovation and transformation mastery as a proficiency, much the way they currently operationalize quality. 

Valize offers a capability building approach that uniquely advances and accelerates your organization’s ability to do this. 

Meet the Team 


Rita McGrath


Rita McGrath is a best-selling author, a sought-after advisor and speaker, and a longtime professor at Columbia Business School. Rita is one of the world’s top experts on strategy and innovation and is consistently ranked among the top 10 management thinkers in the world, including the #1 award for strategy by Thinkers50.  McGrath’s recent book on strategic inflection points is Seeing Around Corners: How to Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019).

Rita is the author of four other books, including the best-selling The End of Competitive Advantage (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013).  For more information, visit


Ron Boire 


Ron is a globally experienced organizational transformation specialist sought out by boards to help them navigate some of the toughest operating environments within the consumer products, technology, and retail sectors.  His leadership has rapidly transformed underperforming businesses and operating groups as well as non-profits to create measurable results in extraordinarily short timeframes.

 He has held C-level roles as CEO of Barnes & Noble, Sears Canada, and Brookstone, as well as senior leadership positions at Sony, Toys R Us, Sears Holdings and Best Buy. 

Ron has MBAs from Columbia Business School and London Business School. He is the co-founder, along with his wife, of the Ferguson Noonan Foundation, a 501(c)3 charity focused on educating underprivileged children.

Flaminia Ghia

Digital Strategist & Marketing Associate

Helena Blanca

Social Media Strategist

Jacora Kiser

Customer Success

Maria Novey

Executive Assistant

Network Collaborators

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