Glaessel Ventures, Founder and Principal
March 2016 - Present, Boston, Massachusetts, US
Glaessel Ventures strives to improve the human condition through a combination of investment, advisory and educational services that support patient/customer-centered innovation. We focus on creating value at the intersection of effective strategy, consumer and market insight, and agile/iterative produce and service development approaches. We support effective innovation across multiple industries, with a particular focus in Healthcare, Consumer Goods, and Technology.
Representative services include:
- Agile training and support linking Agile product development to company strategy
- Corporate strategic planning facilitation and analytical support
- New product/service development, value proposition and go-to-market strategy
- End user discovery, segmentation and understanding
- Major investment decision support, portfolio strategy and cost/benefit analysis
- Public/private interactions, policy and regulatory support
Glaessel Ventures works closely with our client partners, using agile teaming methods adapted from the software development industry. These allow us to deliver a steady and transparent flow of value, reprioritize work scope based on early project insight to maximize project impact, and achieve actionable results faster and for less cost than traditional consultancies. Glaessel Ventures also stands behind its work through a willingness to receive equity in lieu of a portion of fees or to co-invest in promising new ventures.
Recon Strategy, Partner, Product Innovation Practice Head
January 2015 - Present, Cambridge, Massachusetts, US
Recon Strategy is a boutique management consulting firm specializing in competitive strategy for the dynamic healthcare industry. Alex leads a practice area that helps companies leverage agile management and leadership practices to deliver sustained competitive advantage in the market.
Scrum Inc., Chief Product Owner
January 2012 - January 2015, Cambridge, MA, US
The Chief Product Owner orders the overall company backlog to optimize business value creation and return on investment. They then translate this "epic-level" product vision into actionable and ready backlog for the Scrum Inc teams to execute. Alex also co-teaches regular Certified Scrum Master and Product Owner classes with Jeff Sutherland, assess the effectiveness of client company's Scrum performance, and consults with client leadership on ways to better support their business strategy through improved Scrum performance.
The Boston Consulting Group, Principal
August 2005 - December 2011, Boston, MA, United States
Developed competitive insight and strategic advice for Fortune 100 clients. Global case experience in: industrial goods, consumer behavior, healthcare, IT, and financial services sectors.