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Dr. Richard (Rik) Goodwin

Innovation | Order | Organization

Richard E. Goodwin, transformation architect and strategic change leader
B.A., Clemson University, M.S.., Ph.D. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Tulane University

Dr. Goodwin has an extensive track record leading large-scale, transformational-change, programs for Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, and carve-outs. As a transformational leader, technologist, and entrepreneur, he maintains a lifelong passion for Innovative Agility™ and Strategic Change & Transformation. As a director and managing director at PwC and KPMG and in his entrepreneurial pursuits, Dr. Goodwin has applied these skills across multiple industries and clients around the world.

His most recent roles have been in the development and commercialization of intellectual property capabilities for the aerospace and defense and industrial products markets as a Founder/Principal at Openwater Advisors and Chief Operating Officer at Fybr, Founder and President of FutureWorks Group, and as Founder and Managing Partner at impact42. Most recently Dr. Goodwin has served as an operating partner at Ducat Capital Partners and as CTO (acting) for Taylor Integrated Services 3, an 8(A), SDVOSB (CVE) Woman-Owned Business.

Ph.D. complements Big 4 consulting (KPMG, PwC), mid-market, and start-up experience. Author/presenter on topics ranging from- technology, Internet of Things, business transformation, change management, supply chain, to the linkage of strategy and emerging technology. Dr. Goodwin holds multiple patents in IoT and distributed systems. His international experience includes the Middle East, Europe, and Asia.


Leadership, Strategic Change, Innovative Agility™, Digital Transformation, Product Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy, Business Transformation, Culture Change


Distributed Cyber Physical Systems (design and development), Cloud, IoT, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, IaaS, SaaS, PaaS, Hardware design and development. Multiple Patent holder


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