Rosemarie Truman

Rosemarie Truman

Rosemarie Truman

Founder & CEO, The Center for Advancing Innovation

Rosemarie has over 23 years of experience in architecting growth/investment strategies and transformations that have served as the platform for more than 150 new products and an unprecedented $25 billion in profits for Fortune 100 clients having spearheaded IBM’s Innovation Strategy Practice and other prestigious strategy organizations. Rosemarie is also a serial entrepreneur; she Founded and is CEO of the Center for Advancing Innovation (CAI) focused on maximizing the commercial potential of high-impact, “gazelle” Federally funded inventions in order to spur entrepreneurship, bolster the economy, galvanize ecosystems and positively impact the world. Ms. Truman has received many prestigious awards and recognition from the White House, Health and Human Services, as well as features in Wired, Chicago Tribune, CBS News, Nature, Washington Post and more.

Rosemarie spent half her career outside the US as she led over 100 strategy engagements for clients across industry sectors, addressing ~20% of the Fortune 100. She started her career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs on the Listed Stock Block Desk upon graduating magna cum laude and with high honors from Smith College where she received a full scholarship and the Samuel Bowles Prize for Economics. She earned Bachelors degrees in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Mathematics and Economics as well as two minors in Comparative Literature and French. Rosemarie was accepted to and attended Oxford.