- R&D 100 Awards
Bradford L. Goldense, MBA, NPDP, CMfgE, CPIM, CCP, is CEO of Goldense Group, Inc. (GGI), a Needham, Massachusetts consulting, education and research firm that has been providing advanced business and technology management services to companies that create and commercialize products since 1986. Brad is Subject Matter Expert in the management and processes of product development, innovation and performance measurement.
He is an internationally recognized expert in product development, innovation and R&D metrics practices and has been invited to address audiences on five continents. He has participated in the R&D 100 Conference faculty since its inception in 2015. He produces and leads the GGI 3-Day Summits on R&D Innovation and on Metrics, has authored or been cited in over 300 articles and books, and holds nearly 150 registered copyrights.
Brad has consulted to more than 200 of the Fortune 1000 in over 500 manufacturing locations around the world. GGI has helped many companies to increase their stock price by improving R&D innovation and execution and improving communications of prowess to the marketplace and investor community. He previously held positions at Texas Instruments, Price Waterhouse, Knight & Associates, Index Group and a family engineering business before founding GGI.
He was a faculty member of the Graduate Engineering School Executive Program at The Gordon Institute of Tufts University for 19 years. He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Brown University and an MBA focused in Cost Accounting and Operations from Cornell University. Brad also holds four professional certifications: New Product Development Professional by the Product Development and Management Association, Certified Manufacturing Engineer by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Certified Computer Professional by the Institute for Certification of Computer Professionals, and Certified in Production and Inventory Management by the American Production and Inventory Control Society.
Brad was a founding member of the Society of Concurrent Engineering and founder of the Society of Concurrent Product Development which he ran until 2006. He retired from the board in 2012. His non-profit corporation lives on with appreciated support and funding from 3M.