you think you can, you can. And if you think you can’t, you’re
- Mary Kay Ash
Hilltop Innovation founders are experienced business-development professionals with a proven record of helping organizations identify and assess growth opportunities and strategic initiatives. We recognize that as leaders and managers promote entrepreneurial vision, they must possess the tools to effectively assess opportunities within the strategic boundaries of the business. We are committed to serving the best interests of our client companies and providing them with clear and strategically viable pathways for innovation.
Lynne M. Galligan, Managing Director
to founding Hilltop Innovation, Lynne served as Chief Technology Officer
and Vice President of Business Development for Avery Dennison Corporation.
She focused on creating technology-driven new businesses such as electronics
and medical products. She led global development efforts for new products
and technology, providing technical leadership throughout the organization.
She also spearheaded the development of Opportunity Analysis, a market-driven
Lynne was previously the Director of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences
at General Electric. She launched General Electric’s entry into
combinatorial chemistry for the development of catalysts for polymer
synthesis in an initiative funded by Jack Welch. In 1994, she became
General Manager of the Dow-owned biotechnology spin-off, Dendritech,
Inc., where she successful developed a business plan that netted $11M
in venture funding. She commenced her career in the product-development
group at Dow Corning, where she significantly improved business profitability
with her attention to the personal care market. When she left Dow Corning,
she was general manager of one of their largest divisions.
Lynne holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Western Washington University,
an M.S. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Illinois, and
an MBA in Marketing from Central Michigan University. She has been involved
with United Way, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the Chamber of Commerce,
and Equestrian Trails Inc.
Jeffrey D. Parr, Business Solutions
Jeff brings knowledge management and programming expertise to the development
of custom applications supporting corporate business development. Prior
to their founding of Hilltop Innovation, Jeff worked with Lynne to develop
solutions to a number of challenges at Avery Dennison.
Jeff began his career at the height of the dot-com explosion, allowing
him to obtain experience in a number of computer languages, platforms
and environments. He has expert knowledge in web development, application
development and integration, a number of enterprise software packages,
networking and hardware. He uses his diverse background to develop collaborative
team workspaces, portfolio management, project tracking, and process-management
Jeff has a degree in Personality/Industrial Psychology from Michigan
State University with a focus on testing, as well as extensive training
in Computer Science, Math, Statistics, Physics, and Chemistry. He is
proficient in a wide range of technologies, including Microsoft, Linux,
and Lotus platforms. He regularly programs in multiple languages in
order to use the best tools for the job. He has advanced capabilities
in new integration technologies such as XML and Web Services and is
well versed in multiple database technologies including SQL. As part
of the Hilltop team, he has also been intimately involved in various
aspects of market research.
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