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Editorial Advisory Board Profile:
Udaya Patnaik
Founder and Principal, Jump Associates
Udaya Patnaik is a founder and principal of Jump Associates, a growth strategy and innovation firm. Jump helps companies create and commercialize new businesses and reinvent existing ones and works with foundations, nonprofits and government agencies to increase their impact. Udaya advises executives in technology, healthcare, consumer packaged goods, philanthropy and retail. Over the years, he’s had the privilege of working with leaders at companies such as GE, Target, FedEx, Harley-Davidson and Stanford Medicine to solve long term strategy issues while delivering rapid results. Udaya is a frequent speaker on topics around innovation and growth and has taught new product development at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He currently sits on the board of KaBOOM!, a nonprofit dedicated to giving kids more opportunities, tools and places to play. He also sits on the Advisory Board of Fundacion Chile, a public-private partnership focused on economic development and innovation based in Santiago. Udaya holds a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University.