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Lindsey Lyman is the founder of Growth Studios, an innovation consultancy that helps companies transform how they build new businesses. She consults with leading design firms, consulting firms, large and small companies, and entrepreneurs to identify unique growth opportunities and to build commercially viable new products, services, and business models. Lindsey is an advisor to executives of established companies on the topics of innovation strategy and execution and works with organizations to build innovation capabilities.

Outside of her work in corporate innovation, Lindsey is an active angel investor, board member, and advisor to founders of entrepreneurial ventures. Lindsey leverages her advisory and consulting work to develop current business content and cases for use in the classroom, in particular challenges relating to innovation execution in large organizations and early-stage hurdles when building a new entrepreneurial venture. As an advisory board member of the Alpha Network in Chicago, Lindsey has a passion for connecting entrepreneurs and helping them build their businesses.

Prior to founding Growth Studios, Lindsey spent 10 years at McKinsey & Company, where she was a founder of McKinsey's global innovation practice and co-developed McKinsey's Innovation Executive Education program. At McKinsey, Lindsey served Global Fortune 100 clients on innovation topics ranging from large-scale innovation transformations, to embedding capabilities in user-centered design and product development. Lindsey currently serves as a Senior External Advisor to McKinsey, focused on Product Development and Innovation. Prior to that, she was a professional child actor and competitive dancer.

Lindsey holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where she graduated with highest distinction. Lindsey lives on the North Shore of Chicago with her husband and four young children. Lindsey looks forward to someday reviving her hobbies of biking, art making, and fabric crafting, however in the meantime center around drinking copious amounts of coffee and building Lego with her kids.

Academic Areas

  • Entrepreneurship

Selected Publications

2023 - 2024 Course Schedule

Number Course Title Quarter
34103 Building the New Venture 2023 (Autumn)

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