Meet the Team

We are a global band of category designers. 

We are ready to help you define, develop and ultimately dominate a new category of business.  


Boston • New York • San Francisco • Seattle • Singapore • Paris 

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Mike Damphousse

Mike brings a hard-nosed, pragmatic aspect to category design, baked in from two decades as a company founder, CEO, CMO and sales executive. He understands how companies work and how to take a category plan from concept to implementation...
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Kevin Maney

Kevin brings broad knowledge of technology and the economy to category design, and the art of words and creative thinking to the category process. He is co-author of the book “Play Bigger,” and has been an A-list writer and thinker about technology for 25 years...
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Peter Goldie

Peter has a track record of creating & launching market dominating products and is now a player-turned-coach, helping companies with the emerging discipline of category design. For the last decade he’s been an angel investor and advisor on business, strategy, product, and marketing...
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Elie Kanaan

Elie, brings an engineering mind coupled with a passion for human psychology. His life, career and interests have been a direct consequence of these two qualities. After graduating from Stanford University with a Master in Computer Sciences, he started his career as a developer at Oracle, when Oracle was a small company...
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Darryl Dickens

Darryl has been part of some of IT’s largest category design efforts and financial events including Mercury Interactive, and SuccessFactors.  In addition to in-house experience, he has delivered on category design and engagement in markets as diverse as Australia, China, Israel, Singapore, and USA...

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