Donovan is the President of Leap Innovation LLC and has more than 30 years’ experience in engineering, manufacturing, quality, marketing and product development. His professional career includes engineering and management positions at Intel Corporation, Salt River Project, SMART Service Desk, Orbital Sciences and Sandia National Laboratories. He considers himself a technology geek who solves business problems. Donovan consults and trains in Project Management, ITIL, Lean Startup, Six Sigma, Scrum, and Digital Marketing.
Donovan is a certified New Product Development Professional, Project Management Professional, and RABQSA Auditor. He is a longstanding member of IEEE and PDMA and is a SCORE volunteer.
Donovan earned his Executive MBA from the University of Arizona as well as master’s and bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering from New Mexico State University.
Certifications and Training
Project Management Institute, Project Management Professional #1681412
ITIL Foundations, Axelos #0389805-01-VZME
PDMA, Certified New Product Development Professional
RAB QSA, International Provisional Auditor License #112567
Carnegie Mellon, Introduction to the CMM – Integrated, Stage Representation, v1.1
MIT Sloan School of Management, Building, Leading and Sustaining the Innovative Organization
John Maxwell Team, Certified Coach, Trainer, and Speaker
Project Management Institute, Phoenix Chapter Volunteer
Phoenix ITSMF Local Interest Group, Communications Chair
SCORE Volunteer, Phoenix Chapter 2012 – Present
Board Member & Vice-President, Product Development and Management Association 2008 – 2009
Book Review Editor, Journal of Product Innovation and Management 2008 – 2010
Founding President, PDMA Arizona Chapter 2004 – 2006
Committee Member, East Valley Young Life 2007 – 2013
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