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 Expert  721995

Expert in Product Development Process, Benchmarking Product Development, Portfolio Management

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

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Summary of Expertise:

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Founder and owner of a consultancy, Expert is the leading European expert in implementing new product development processes and benchmarking performance and innovation practices in companies. Expert knows well how tough it is to predict success in the marketplace. In fact, he maintains, product developers waste 46% of their time and money on projects that become failures.

He has experience in designing and using a variety of tools for assessing the likelihood of success for a new product concept. Such tools are often tailored for use at the different decision points or gates in the product development process. This is a systematic process, or roadmap, for driving new product projects from idea to launch and beyond.

Expert has worked for over 30 years with developing and implementing processes, tools and services within the fields of project management, benchmarking new product development practices, product development processes, portfolio management and new product development strategy. He has over twenty years experience in redesigning and implementing new-product development processes from idea to launch using the Stage-Gate approach. He has worked closely with implementation task forces and upper management in companies in many different types of businesses.


new product assessment






portfolio management


investment management


new product development


new product development management


stage gate process

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1981   B.Com.   Marketing   Copenhagen Business School  
1965   M.Sc.   Industrial Engineering   Copenhagen School of Engineering  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1988 to




Founder and Managing Director


Managing Director


Expert is the founder and manager. He is the leading European expert on development processes and benchmarking of the R&D process.

1977 to 1988


Danish Technological Institute


Industrial Management


Senior Consultant


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the Danish Product Development Association, and ISPIM, the International Society for Professional Innovation Management. He is is also a principal consultant of the Product Development Institute, Inc (PDI).

Professional Appointments

He is president of the Danish Association for Product Innovation Management (DAPIM) and is a board member and former president of ISPIM.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has written three books on innovation management.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • During the last 33 years, Expert has advised many leading European companies including Akzo Nobel, Carlsberg, Copenhagen Pectin, Danfoss, Enraf B.V., Ferrosan, Hempel's Marine Paints, LEGO, Linak, Maersk Medical, Sonofon, Tele Danmark, Telenor, VIFA and Uddeholm Tooling AB.
  • He is also the partner of a world-renowned new product management expert, with whom he has collaborated for about 25 years.
  • Expert is, in cooperation with his partner, the creator of a tool for benchmarking new product development practices and performance. This tool allows a company to benchmark against the firm's database of several hundred companies and over 2,000 projects. It enables a company to compare their practices and performance against a typical business and the top 20% in the database. As a result, managers can develop ways to significantly improve their company's performance.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2006 to 2007   Italy   Benchmarking the client's new-product performance and practices. Design and implementation of a new development process. Seminars and training.
2005 to 2006   Belgium   Help boosting the client's new innovation programme by: Benchmarking with ProBE Innovation Benchmarker. Design of a product development process.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
English   The expert speaks, reads and writes English fluently.
Danish   He is fluent in Danish.
Swedish   He speaks and reads Swedish fluently.
German   He reads German fluently

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert has given training on project management for new products, product development strategy and portfolio management, and creativity in product development. He also holds in-house seminars in English or in Scandinavian language. He lives in Copenhagen and can quickly travel to any location in Europe


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