Amy Wilkinson

FOUNDER & CEO OF INGENUITY
LECTURER AT THE STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
AUTHOR OF THE CREATOR’S CODE

Amy Wilkinson is CEO of Ingenuity, a global innovation company that provides executives, entrepreneurs, and investors with the tools to capture new opportunity. Through interactive workshops, action-driven executive programs, and engaging e-learning tools, Ingenuity empowers enterprises of all sizes to capture results with start-up like agility.

Amy’s career spans leadership roles in strategy consulting at McKinsey & Company, mergers and acquisitions banking at J.P. Morgan, and as founder of international export company Alegre. Having worked as a White House Fellow and Senior Policy Advisor to the United States Trade Representative, Amy is also an expert on the increasingly turbulent impact of policy making on companies’ global supply chains, profits, and competitiveness.

As a Stanford Graduate School of Business Lecturer in Management, she teaches her popular “Beyond Disruption” and “Hacking Entrepreneurship” courses to MBA and Executive Education students eager to unleash the powerful force of innovation to seize new opportunity.

Driven by the belief that everyone must think like an entrepreneur, Amy assembled one of the largest datasets on the mindsets and skills of high growth entrepreneurs into her global bestseller “The Creator’s Code: The Six Essential Skills of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs” (Simon & Schuster, March 2016). Amongst her 200 high-profile interviewees were the founders of eBay, Tesla Motors, LinkedIn, Under Armour, Chipotle, and Airbnb.

Amy brings a wealth of practical and research based solutions to her clients that include Roche, IBM, Porsche, Salesforce, Cisco, Haier, and Hearst Corporation. She also serves as Chair of the Board of consumer technology company Grover and as an innovation expert for the World Economic Forum and The Wall Street Journal. Amy is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a former Harvard University Senior Fellow, Eisenhower Fellow, and Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation grantee.