Thomas K. Stat is an Associate Partner at IDEO, and is part of IDEO’s global relationship design community. As a member of IDEO Chicago’s leadership team, Tom manages a number of IDEO’s key client relationships and helps to direct business development efforts across all IDEO practice areas. His passion is in nurturing and sustaining innovation for IDEO’s clients by matching client aspirations and challenges with the passions and capabilities of IDEO’s professional staff. Tom has a diverse background that includes aerospace engineering studies at Purdue University, a Bachelor of Science in Social Psychology from Boston University, a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design, and an executive MBA from Stanford University.

Founded in 1991, IDEO is an innovation and design firm that is consistently ranked as one of the most innovative companies in the world. IDEO uses a human-centered, design-based approach to help organizations in the business, government, education, healthcare, and social sectors innovate and grow in three ways:

Identify new ways to serve and support people by uncovering their latent needs, behaviors, and desires.

Visualize new directions for companies and brands and design the offerings - products, services, spaces, media, and software - that bring innovation strategy to life.

Enable organizations to change their cultures and build the capabilities required to sustain innovation.

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