Dwayne Spradlin

President and CEO

intensely focused on two goals: finding new ways to unleash and focus human potential on solving particularly daunting problems, and defining the role of leadership in driving change in our businesses and culture.

Dwayne serves as President and CEO of InnoCentive, the global leader in Challenge Driven Innovation. Previous appointments included: President of Hoovers Online, President and COO of StarCite Inc., Senior Vice President at VerticalNet Inc., and Director at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where he spent ten years delivering technology and strategy solutions to Fortune 500 clients. He is frequently interviewed and has been featured on CNBC, ABC, NPR, and BBC and quoted in the Economist, BusinessWeek, The New York Times, and many other journals and periodicals. In April 2011, Dwayne and co-founder of InnoCentive Alph Bingham co-authored the groundbreaking book, The Open Innovation Marketplace, published by FT Press.

Dwayne holds a BA in Applied Mathematics as well as an MBA from the University of Chicago. He lives in Southlake, TX with his wife and three children.




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