CEO, Jump Associates
Dev Patnaik is the CEO of Jump Associates, a strategy and innovation firm. Jump helps companies create new businesses and reinvent existing ones. Jump works with some of the world’s most admired companies, including GE, Samsung, Target and Virgin.
Jump has helped companies to learn and grow in times of rapid change. In recent years, Jump has become particularly well-known for its pioneering culture. Jump was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the best places to work in America.
Dev is a frequent speaker at business forums and his articles have appeared in numerous publications, including BusinessWeek, Forbes, and Fast Company. He is also the author of the book Wired to Care: How Companies Prosper When They Create Widespread Empathy. Noted author Malcolm Gladwell called Wired to Care “just what we need for the lean years ahead.”
Fast Company magazine recently named Dev one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business. His forthcoming book, Unleash, is a playbook for leaders trying to grow their businesses in times of extreme change.
When he’s not working at Jump, Dev is an adjunct professor at Stanford University, where he teaches a course called Needfinding. In the class, students draw upon methods from social science, design and business strategy to discover insights about ordinary people and create new products and services.