Value Innovation Associates

What Our Clients are Saying

"I cannot put into words how much I have learned from you Ralph. You are a genuine professional and more than that a great mentor and teacher. More than the Blue Ocean learnings/teachings I found you to be a great coach and will take each of your recommendations to heart as I continue on my professional path. I feel privileged to have worked with you." [hide]

"I cannot put into words how much I have learned..." more...

Autumn Braswell, Senior Director, Strategy

"Ralph Trombetta and Value Innovation Associates have done an excellent job in helping us to apply the frameworks of Value Innovation. Ralph and his team are both practical and strategic --- they have taught us the theory of value innovation and have driven us to execute the programs and strategies that we developed. We have found the work that Ralph has lead us through to be invaluable." [hide]

"...We have found the work that Ralph and Value Innovation Associates has lead us through to be invaluable." more...

Curt Moll, Chairman of the Board/CEO, MTD Products Inc

"Ralph Trombetta and his team allowed us to gain a fresh strategic perspective in the mature North American auto collision business. They helped us to see that we needed to adapt our traditional business strategy to better match our customers' needs. We were amazed that we were holding on to important offerings that were no longer valued by our customers and missing new offerings that could differentiate us from the pack." [hide]

"...Ralph and his team allowed us to gain a fresh strategic perspective in the mature North American auto collision business..." more...

Eric Melin, VP, DuPont Performance Coatings Group

"When you put financial models or financial statements up on a slide, you lose a lot of people. By making strategy easier to visualize, Value Innovation enables more people to contribute meaningfully to strategic planning conversations." [hide]

"...By making strategy easier to visualize, Value Innovation enables more people to contribute..." more...

Jean Hlay, COO, MTD Products

"Ralph Trombetta offers a wonderful experience for executives, with tremendous expertise in Value Innovation coupled with strong applications into industry. Several of our executives personally asked Ralph to support them in applying Value Innovation into their business, and that is a testimony of their high confidence in his abilities. We've worked with many of the top thought leaders from across the globe, and I would place Ralph in the top tier." [hide]

"Ralph Trombetta offers a wonderful experience for executives, with tremendous expertise in Value Innovation..."more...

Richard Walsh, Executive Director of The Center for Leadership & Executive Development at the University of Dayton

"Value Innovation Associates' expertise in conducting market explorations showed us that asking the right questions of customers and non-customers is critical to getting insight into new value curves. The Value Innovation process brought to light information about what customers were really saying that they wanted. Value Innovation Associates led my team to new and different thinking about how to structure our offering." [hide]

"...Value Innovation Associates led my team to new and different thinking about how to structure our offering." more...

Buddy Stemple, General Manager, Alcan Rolled Products

"Value Innovation Associates provided us with an excellent and practical framework for defining MasterCard's three year global product development plan. Ralph Trombetta and his team brought us deep expertise in strategic thinking, facilitation skills, and a process that was completely bought into by all participants. It has acted as an outstanding vehicle to communicate our strategies to the executive management committee and our business colleagues within MasterCard." [hide]

"...Value Innovation Associates brought us deep expertise in strategic thinking, facilitation skills, and a process that was completely bought into by all participants..." more...

John de Lavis, Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer, MasterCard International

"Value Innovation was an excellent start to our conference. It was the best applied approach to innovation that I have seen" [hide]

"...the best applied approach to innovation that I have seen" more...

2003 26th Annual Conference on Management and Executive Development (CMED)

"The Value Innovation concept of a strategy canvas provided a common language that allowed managers from a variety of functional areas to participate in the regeneration of our strategy." [hide]

"...provided a common language that allowed managers from a variety of functional areas to participate." more...

Keith Sena, Marketing Manager, DuPont Performance Coatings

"Blue Ocean Strategy has been instrumental to charting our company's future. Ralph Trombetta masterfully guided us to look beyond our very competitive market place and redefine our business concept. Value Innovation Associate's experience and approach to identifying the noncustomer with their Day In The Life Of Methods allowed us to extract deep insights that have been critical to our growth strategy." [hide]

"...Value Innovation Associate's approach to identifying the noncustomer with their Day In The Life Of Methods allowed us to extract deep insights..." more...

Brian Zanghi, CEO and President, Pragmatech Software

To learn more, please read the article "Increase Value, Decrease Cost", in the July 2004 issue of the Harvard Management Update.

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