ELLEN DI RESTA
Ellen Di Resta is the founder of Synaptics Group, an advisory and research consultancy that helps clients to develop market-relevant innovation. She has held leadership positions in strategic innovation and new product development at Design Continuum and CR Bard. Her work has spanned global markets, and her clients have ranged from large multinationals such as Procter and Gamble and Boston Scientific, to small start-ups.
Ellen is also a frequent guest lecturer on innovation topics at Boston University, and she is spearheading new research to codify personnel selection for innovation.
Ellen Di Resta has a BS in engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, an MS in design from the University of North Texas, and an MBA from Boston University where her thesis focused on organizational factors to foster innovation within corporations. Ellen has also led teams that have been recognized with the IDEA award for design excellence, the Bottom Line Design award, and the AG Lafley design award for realizing business goals.