Alasdair is a Partner at Innosight where he specializes in growth strategy & capabilities in financial services and data & technology enabled organizations. He works with senior level teams of Fortune 500 companies, helping clients identify high potential growth opportunities, and build the capabilities to systematically drive long-term growth. After joining Innosight in 2006, Alasdair moved to Singapore to help launch Innosight Ventures, where he focused on the investment and incubation of a portfolio of startups. In 2008, Alasdair founded Guaranteach, a startup focused on creating disruptive instructional solutions for the education market. Alasdair raised seed funding from Innosight Ventures and subsequent rounds of funding from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the New Schools Venture Fund. Alasdair led Guaranteach as Chief Operating Officer from 2008 until 2011, when it was acquired by Sophia Learning.
Prior to joining Innosight, Alasdair lived and worked in a variety of countries around the world including the United Kingdom, Singapore, Zimbabwe and the United States. In the US, Alasdair was a Business Manager with Capital One where he managed marketing strategy and led innovation efforts for one of Capital One’s domestic credit card businesses.
Alasdair is a frequent speaker and lecturer on the subject of strategy, innovation & entrepreneurship, and has taught a variety of classes at Stanford’s d:school, the NYU Stern MBA program and at Dartmouth’s MBA program. He is also a judge for the annual Dell Social Innovation Competition. Most recently, he is the co-author of the new HBR article “The Transformation 20: The Top Global Companies Leading Strategic Transformations.”
Alasdair has an MPHYS in physics from the University of Oxford and an MBA with Distinction from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, where he was elected an Edward Tuck Scholar.
“How Maersk Designed a More Innovative Supply Chain”
Harvard Business Review, November 2022
“Navigating Disruption in Financial Services”
Innosight, June 2021
“Unlock the Hidden Value in Your Innovation Pathways”
Innosight, March 2021
“Strengthen Your Innovation Capabilities to Drive Performance”
Innosight, November 2020
“Reset Your Innovation Portfolio to Reflect the New Reality”
Innosight, July 2020
“Why Your Company Needs a Common Innovation Language”
Innosight, April 2020
“How CFOs Can Take the Long-Term View in a Short-Term Economy“
Harvard Business Review, 2014