Craig Jones Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Craig Jones

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Craig Jones serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at InnoCentive. He is a 30-year veteran of the venture capital and private equity industry and has served as Chairman and Board member of many successful software and healthcare companies. Mr. Jones was most recently on the Board of Advisors and the first institutional investor of HealthDataInsights (sold to HMS Holdings for $400 million) and on the Board of Directors of TC3 Health (sold to Emdeon for over $100 million).

He has invested extensively in over 50 innovative companies, including those in the healthcare IT, healthcare services, SaaS, and internet sectors. For the past several years, Mr. Jones has been angel investing in later stage secondary positions in companies such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and He is also on the Board of Directors of Construction Software Technologies and Chairman of the Board of eStudySite and National Research Institute.

Mr. Jones is the founding Managing Partner of Ticonderoga Capital where recent software investment successes include AFS Technologies (sold to Goldman Sachs) and IRTH (sold to Crane Group). Mr. Jones has overseen investments of over $400 million in his private equity career. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Dillon, Read & Co. and head of its venture capital partnerships, a Vice President at Advent International, an associate at Centennial Ventures, and a management consultant with Bain & Co. Mr. Jones is a graduate Magna Cum Laude of Harvard Law School.

InnoCentive Founder Alpheus Bingham

Alpheus Bingham, Ph.D.

Founder and Member, Board of Directors

Alph Bingham, Ph.D. is a member of the Board and co-founder of InnoCentive, Inc. He has been a strong advocate of open innovation and founded InnoCentive along with other ventures that create the advantages of open and networked organizational structures, including: YourEncore, Inc., Coalesix, Inc., Maaguzi, Inc., Indigo Biosystems, Seriosity, Chorus and Collaborative Drug Discovery, Inc.

Dr. Bingham currently serves on the Board of Directors of Fast Track Systems, Inc., and Collaborative Drug Discovery, Inc.; the advisory boards of the Center for Collective Intelligence (MIT), Phase Forward, Inc., YourEncore, Inc. and Coalesix, Inc. and as a member of the board of trustees of the Bankinter Foundation in Madrid.

He has lectured extensively at both national and international events and serves as a Visiting Scholar at the National Center for Supercomputing Application at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Dr. Bingham is also the former chairman of the Board of Editors of the Research Technology Management Journal. He was the recipient of the Economist's Fourth Annual Innovation Summit "Business Process Award" for InnoCentive. He was also named as one of Project Management Institute's "Power 50" leaders in October 2005.

Dr. Bingham had over 25 years of experience with Eli Lilly and Company in pharmaceutical research and development, research acquisitions and collaborations, portfolio management and R&D strategic planning. Among others, he held positions as Managing Director of the Mont-Saint-Guibert Development Centre, executive director of project and portfolio management, vice-president of sourcing innovation, vice-president of e.Lilly and vice-president of R&D strategy. During his career, he was instrumental in creating and developing Eli Lilly's portfolio management process as well as establishing the divisions of Research Acquisitions, the Office of Alliance Management and e.Lilly, a unit for business innovation.

In April 2011, Dr. Bingham co-authored with Dwayne Spradlin the groundbreaking book, The Open Innovation Marketplace, published by FT Press. He received a B.S. in chemistry from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Stanford University.

Jen-Ling Liu, Chief Operating Officer

Jen-Ling Liu

Chief Operating Officer

Jen-Ling Liu serves as the Chief Operating Officer at InnoCentive. In this capacity, Ms. Liu spearheads InnoCentive’s Corporate Development, Strategic Alliances, and Global Marketing efforts. She also leads InnoCentive’s Client Services team, responsible for fulfilling commitments to customers by delivering on InnoCentive’s portfolio of products, services, and solutions. Ms. Liu brings to InnoCentive strategic and execution expertise and P&L management experience in start-ups and new ventures honed at Fidelity Investments, Carlyle Group and Bain Capital-funded Imagitas, Kleiner Perkins and Amazon-funded, Broderbund Software, and Bain & Company. Among her track record are the commercial launch of a Fidelity Investment subsidiary, the launch of Encyclopedia Britannica’s first retail CD-ROM, and strategic alliances with The Economist, Nature Publishing Group, Scientific American, New York Times Digital, American Express Publishing, Wine Spectator, and Culinary Institute of America. Ms. Liu holds a BA in Physics from Harvard University and an MA in History from University of California, Berkeley.

Richard Barletta

Richard Barletta

Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration

Rich Barletta joined InnoCentive in May 2002. From May 2002 to April 2012, he served as the corporate controller and his primary responsibilities included growing a robust accounting operations function in addition to facilities and human resource management. In May 2012, Mr. Barletta was appointed to the role of Vice President, Finance where he assumes oversight of human resources, facilities, legal, finance, and accounting operations. Prior to joining InnoCentive, he was employed in various positions by Arthur Andersen LLP, a national public accounting firm, most recently having served as audit manager in the Hi-Tech Practice of the firm’s Boston office, where he serviced both public and private companies with, among other things, M&A activities and several registration statement filings for initial public offerings. Mr. Barletta received a B.S. in accounting from Northeastern University and obtained licensing as a certified public accountant.

Jon Fredrickson

Jon Fredrickson

Vice President, Chief Government Innovation Officer

Jon Fredrickson is a studied practitioner and skilled innovation executive focused on InnoCentive's efforts with the public sector and government. For nearly 30 years, he has lead teams in building new businesses and best practices within Fortune 100 companies and federal, state and local governments. Mr. Fredrickson has worked with government teams across Europe, Asia, and North and South America in defining key innovation priorities and delivering superior results. Today, he leads a team of professionals at InnoCentive whose mission is to help governments identify and implement new strategies and solutions for using open innovation and InnoCentive’s proven methodology of Challenge Driven Innovation to optimize public spending and accelerate innovation into the government initiatives and programs. 

Mr. Fredrickson has been a frequent speaker at global innovation forums and has been a guest lecturer at The Open Innovation Global Forum in Korea, PDMA’s annual conferences, Siemens Open Innovation conference, MIT’s Sloan School of Management, The King’s College in London, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Minnesota Medical Devices Conference, International Integrated Oil Conference, and to other educational institutions studying innovation best practices. 

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Siobhan Gibney Gomis

Vice President Business Development, Canada, Pacific Northwest & Global Nonprofits

Siobhán Gibney Gomis is responsible for business development and sales in Canada, the Pacific Northwest, and to non-profits globally. Through her previous role as Senior Director of Operations for InnoCentive’s Grand Challenges practice, she has extensive experience leading custom challenge programs. Ms Gibney Gomis joined InnoCentive through its acquisition of London startup OmniCompete, where she was Director of Operations & Marketing. Prior to these appointments, she worked in communications and policy research in London and Brussels. Ms Gibney Gomis has spoken on open innovation at Cass Business School, LSE and the World Innovation Convention, and frequently contributes to open innovation blogs. She holds a BA (Hons) from Queen’s University and an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science

Steven  Drew

Steven Drew

Vice President Business Development, EMEA

Steven Drew leads the Sales and Business Development activities of InnoCentive in Europe. Before joining InnoCentive, Steven headed the UK and North Europe operations of Invention Machine (recently acquired by IHS Inc), a leading provider of enterprise innovation research software and problem solving methodology. Prior to Invention Machine, Steven was UK Country Manager at Vality Technology and Sales Manager at Ascential Software (both acquired by IBM) and at Peterborough Software.Steven has 20 years of sales experience, more than half of this time in leadership positions. Steven holds a BSC (Hons) in Business from Plymouth University, UK.