Stephen Liguori

Founder & CEO, Liguori Innovation


Steve Liguori is the Founder and CEO of Liguori Innovation. The firm specializes in helping organizations rapidly transform their leadership practices so they can enable new sources of growth. As GE’s Executive Director – Global Innovation through 2014, Steve was instrumental in major efforts to re-invigorate GE’s organic growth, including launching their Internet-of-Things “Industrial Internet” digital transformation and deploying Lean Startup principles across GE through the FastWorks initiative. Steve is an expert at applying startup-related techniques that stress leadership, speed, and improved customer outcomes in complex organizations. His signature expertise focuses on the area of “Disruptive Innovation – Doing it and Leading it!” He is sought out for applying innovation leadership to large firms and startups alike.

He brings a background of thought leadership in diverse categories such as the Internet-of-Things, consumer goods, technology, heavy industry, financial services, and healthcare. Steve has launched a new partnership with Eric Ries, author of “The Lean Startup,” called the Corporate Entrepreneur Community. This is a peer-to-peer network of large enterprises sharing best practices and challenges to drive real entrepreneurial growth.

Steve is on the Mckinsey Advisory Board, has taught at Columbia Business School as an Adjunct Professor, and served as Chairman of the ANA’s Business Marketing Association, the world’s largest organization of business-to-business professionals.

Steve’s distinctions include being named a Marketer of the Year two times, being a Harvard Business Review author, and being a Chairman’s Award winner at both Citigroup and GE. Additionally, he launched the original Super Bowl Halftime show with none other than Michael Jackson.