Meet Juan Riboldi

For over 20 years, I have been advising innovative leaders of progressive companies on strategic decisions to achieve breakthrough results.

  • Founder of 3 Successful Startups
  • Executive Advisor to Top Company Leaders
  • Author and Speaker – Forbes Coaches Council
  • Advanced Business Education BYU, Harvard and Wharton
  • Extensive Experience across Industries in the U.S. and Internationally

I look forward to working with you to help you achieve your organization most critical success.

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Extensive Client Experience

Advancing Innovation with Top Companies in the Private Sector

Agile change management mindset principles and practices for managers attending Toyota University USA.

Research-based advisory to IBM senior executives on key business decisions guiding enterprise-wide transformation.

Agile digital marketing transformation through increased differentiation, scale and effectiveness.

Global business transformation across Film, Video and TV divisions through improved processes and operational effectiveness.

Global talent management strategy and practices for innovation and leadership in health sciences

Agile transformation through acceleration of technology-driven startups and integration of acquisitions.

Extensive Client Experience

Advancing Innovation with Top Companies in the Private Sector

Strategies for improved communications and effectiveness at the U.S. Department of Defense. Worked with leaders at the Office of the Inspector General (DOD/OIG) on leadership effectiveness policies and practices. Delivered significantly faster and more efficient contracting process, going from an average of 180 days to 80 days. Second phase resulted in more effective contractor management practices, reducing legal and financial risks.

Agile change management mindset and practices for managers at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, CVM. Focus on increasing agility, innovation, quality and cost efficiency in the drug approval process. Initial phase resulted in a significantly faster and more efficient drug approval process, going from an average of 285 days to 120 days. Continuing after 7 years, focused on improving collaboration and efficiency across departments and functions.

Advisory services and process facilitation for selected U.S. City Governments partnering with Google Fiber in the envisioning, strategic planning and roll-out of Giga-Cities. This successful partnership between the private and public sectors resulted in the first five U.S. cities receiving gigabit internet services for 5 years from Google, free of charge, on the condition of demonstrating strong economic, social and educational development.

Education and Academic Experience

Advancing Innovative Thinking through Insights

  • Executive Education at Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2017 - Focus on investment strategies, assessment and execution of mergers and acquisitions.

  • Executive Education and Visiting Faculty at Harvard Business School, Executive Leadership, 2007 - Focus on organizational transformation, change management, and leadership.

  • Strategic Advisor to Zayed University, Dubai and Abu Dhabi campuses, 2015 - Focus on creating the strategic plan to establish Zayed University as an academic center of excellence in selected fields in the GCC

  • Executive Education at University of Minnesota, Creating and Implementing Strategy 2013 - Focus on strategic decision making, innovation and execution.

  • Alumni and Adjunct Faculty of Brigham Young University, MBA with emphasis in Organization, Strategy, Statistics, and Technology, 1993 University Honors. Strategic advisor to agile implementation of online education program and courses.

Thought Leadership Based on Sound Research

Not all change is progress. Can you tell the difference between the two?

Much of what is changing in today’s world is not for the better. To ascend, change must result in a sustainable improvement. The Ascent Process reveals the essential differences between the people and organizations that ascend and those that merely change.

If you knew what to look for you could recognize the course you and your organization are on, and then steer in the right direction. The key is to know what to look for. The key is being able to recognize the pattern of change. The Five Ascent Principles describe how people and organizations ascend and why most don’t.

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Who We Are and What We Do

For over twenty years, Juan Riboldi has consulted with various corporations and leaders across the globe in organizational change, strategy execution and leadership development. Among his clients are companies like IBM, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Cox Communications, Cisco Systems, General Mills, the Blue Care Network, Costco, Nissan and many fast-growing Inc. 5000 companies. He has also worked with State and Federal Government groups at the Department of Energy, the Veteran’s Health Administration, and the Department of Defense.

Mastering Change in 100 Days

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