Value Innovation Associates

Ralph G. Trombetta

Ralph G. Trombetta is the Managing Partner and Founder of Value Innovation Associates. Trombetta is a Blue Ocean Strategy expert and senior strategist in Professors W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne’s Blue Ocean Strategy Network. Trombetta was an original member of the professors’ development core team prior to the launch of the Blue Ocean Strategy book in the early 2000s. He is an Adjunct Professor of Management at the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University in NYC.

He was formerly a Vice President and member of the Executive Committee at Emergence Consulting, a global strategy consulting firm, and Principal in Renaissance Strategy, creators of the Balanced Scorecard. Ralph also held a series of management and staff positions at IBM in marketing & sales, services, management information systems and was one of the original members of the IBM Consulting Group.

Ralph has over thirty years of business experience working across a diverse set of industries with particular emphasis on strategy and growth, customer management, and business alignment. He has designed and facilitated executive workshops in the US, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Asia working with management teams ranging from Fortune 10 to family-held businesses.

Ralph has a passion for teaching and is a frequent lecturer on Blue Ocean Strategy and Value Innovation in Executive Education programs both at universities and within corporations. He is an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University where he teaches in the MBA and EMBA programs and has been a regular visiting Professor at the Dom Cabral Foundation in Sao Paolo, Brazil. He has had two papers selected for presentation at the Strategic Management Society (2004 and 2006). Click here to read an interview that Ralph gave to the Smart Business Network or here to listen to a radio show that he gave to the Westchester Business Council. To view an article that the Westchester Business Journal wrote about Trombetta, click here.

Ralph regularly delivers workshops and talks at conferences including:

Ralph holds an MBA degree from New York University, Stern School, with distinction and a BS degree in mathematics and computer science from Pace University, summa cum laude. He has participated in strategic management programs at Wharton, Harvard, INSEAD, and the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Industrial Design School.

Ralph resides just outside of New York City in Westchester County, NY

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