Certified Change Agents. Your Business Turnaround Partners.
REINVENTION’s consulting team includes business turnaround thought leaders — former Fortune 500 executives and entrepreneurs from multiple industries who have been quoted in academic journals and major media outlets including WSJ, Fortune, Retail Leader, and INC.
Practice Specialties: Business Reinvention, Business Turnarounds, Innovation, Business and Brand Strategy, M&A Strategy, Strategic Partnerships, Organizational Development, Retail, CPG, Software, Enterprise Technology
Kirsten Osolind is an “agent of change” who helps Clients lead business turnarounds, spark digital transformation, manage merger integration, navigate executive team transitions, and improve organizational health. She specializes in turning challenges into advantages. Since 2002, RE:INVENTION has worked with 100+ Clients including Genworth, Vanguard, Microsoft, Hybris, BigCommerce, Ricardo USA, Native Foods Cafe, San Diego Humane Society, UCSD Extension, Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council, KFx Medical, and numerous venture capital backed startups.
During her career, Kirsten has facilitated 75+ Innovation Incubation Labs for Clients, identifying futurecasting opportunities based on quantitative and qualitative research insights, creative ideation, context shifting, and narrative/rapid prototyping. She has planned and championed 50+ new product/venture launches for $1 million – $100 billion enterprises.
A former Fortune 100 executive, Kirsten previously led marketing and innovation initiatives for four of the World’s Most Innovative Global Companies, according to Forbes Magazine: Whole Foods Market, General Mills, The Coca-Cola Company, and P&G. She managed enterprise-wide change management initiatives, post-merger brand integration activities, corporate/brand P&Ls, collaborative teams, new product/service commercialization, multi-million dollar marketing budgets, and lean startup campaigns.
A Duke MBA with an undergraduate degree in Organizational Behavior and former Entrepreneur Magazine columnist, Kirsten has been a CONNECT San Diego Entrepreneur in Residence, a Bellevue University board member (where she successfully developed an innovative online Design Thinking curriculum and virtual e-learning internship program), and co-founder / board adviser of Astroprint™ (a 3D printing software, 500 Startups company). She has previously chaired or served on numerous national/local boards including the Economic Club of Chicago, NAWBO’s National Board, NAWBO Chicago, YWCA Chicago, and the Springboard Enterprises Midwest Venture Forum. She’s been quoted or noted in Bloomberg/BusinessWeek, WSJ, Fortune, Washington Post, INC., Training Magazine, Retail Leader, AdAge, and hundreds of U.S. newspapers.
- Trained in Innovation Portfolio Development, PROSCI, Stage Gate, Agile, Lean Startup and Design Thinking
- A Wealth and Finance International™ Consultancy Elite Awards Winner (“Most Innovative Strategy Consulting Firm”)
- A Corporate Vision™ Consultancy Awards Winner (“Most Innovative Business Strategy Firm”)
- An iMedia Agency Awards finalist (“Best Agency for Performance Marketing”)
- A San Diego Magazine Women Who Move the City Honoree
- A Stevie Awards for Women in Business Finalist
“Companies — and human beings — are instinctively good at generating ideas. Their greatest weakness? Execution. Implementation is hard — and the pressure to execute flawlessly is increasing.”