brett trusko

Brett Trusko

Future-Fit Manifesto Author

Chief Executive Officer, International Association of Innovation Professionals

Brett Trusko has a varied background including academia, consulting, accounting and speaking. He began his career with Coopers and Lybrand where he earned a CPA certification. He became the CFO of a major hospital in Seattle after which he became a management consultant, becoming global Managing Director in charge of the “Quality and Excellence Practice” at BearingPoint.

After 25 years, he left consulting for academia in Biomedical engineering, technology management and innovation. He continues to consult and is currently a Distinguished Professor at Symbiosis Institute for Business Management in Pune India. He recently left Texas A&M University where he taught and studied Data Science and Innovation.

He is also a Professor at New York University and Mount Sinai College of Medicine in New York. He is the President and CEO of the International Association of Innovation Professionals, a global association of innovation professionals with over 3500 members in 116 countries, and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Innovation Science. He is also the Secretariat to ISO 279 (Innovation Management Systems), for the United States delegation to the International Standards Organization and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). He regularly facilitates innovation efforts and strategic planning retreats.

He has a Doctorate in Business Administration and Technology Management and has over 30 years of experience consulting in finance, innovation, quality, strategy, informatics, operations, and administration. He has several professional certifications including Certified Innovation Professional and Manager, Certified Project Manager and a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt as well as practitioner in “Lean” methods. He has authored several books on quality and innovation. His 2015 book, the “Global Innovation Science Handbook”, won a PROSE Award in the category of engineering and technology. He has also published 5 additional books on innovation and quality.