"At the core of an effective team is trust--and this is especially true for innovation teams. Imagine bringing together the quirkiest, most creative, intelligent people you know, and tasking them with coming up with the next best idea. They have to have the trust that the group will created something superior to what they could've created alone. When Thomas Edison was asked why he had 21 assistants, he said, 'If I could solve all the problems myself, I would.' He had the trust that his team could help him achieve his goals." -- Denys Resnick
Why do teams fail?
Denys Resnick is responsible for incubating and launching NineSigma’s new Open Innovation and Collaboration products and services. Her focus is helping organizations negotiate and build long-term, cross-functional business relationships with solution providers around the world. Resnick’s team delivers a customized, completely facilitated program that leads clients through the assessment and acquisition of OI technologies. To use Denys’ own words, her assignment is to bring together businesses, entrepreneurs, educators and scientists to truly ignite innovation.
Before joining Nine Sigma in 2008, Denys was founder and President of TradeQuest, Inc., a consulting firm that developed and implemented international business growth strategies for global manufacturing and service companies. She brings 20 years of manufacturing and business development experience from companies like RPM, Faber Castell, and FedEx.
She earned an MBA in International Business and Finance from New York University, and a BA in International Relations from Tufts University.