Innovation Leader Brings on Donna Rice as Chief Operating Officer

Noted Media and Events Executive Joins After Successful Tenure at Compliance Week

FEBRUARY 1, 2019 (9:10 AM ET) – BOSTON

Innovation Leader, a fast-growing media and events company with a laser focus on helping the world’s largest companies build their competitive advantage, announced today that Donna Rice has been named Chief Operating Officer.

Rice joins the company after eight years as Managing Director of Compliance Week, a business-to-business information service focused on corporate risk, governance, and compliance. She also previously served as a sales director at Boston Globe Media.

“The team at Innovation Leader is thrilled to have Donna joining us,” said Scott Kirsner, CEO and Co-Founder of Innovation Leader. “She is an incredibly creative thinker about how business-to-business media companies can grow their audiences, better serve those audiences, and deliver value to sponsors and other partners. Donna is also someone who brings a really human and thoughtful approach to weaving together a community — which is a big part of what we are doing at Innovation Leader.”

Rice will oversee membership growth, sponsorship sales, and marketing activities at Innovation Leader. The company publishes content and organizes events for professionals in R&D, strategy, and innovation roles within large organizations. The company will continue to build out its team with additional hires in 2019, as it expands its service and operations.

“I am delighted to be joining the Innovation Leader team. I’m a big fan of the work they have done in helping corporate innovators by providing extensive research, special reports, events, lab visits, and more.” said Rice. “Additionally, I’m very excited to be a part of the next phase of Innovation Leader’s growth.”

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About Innovation Leader
Innovation Leader is a fast-growing media and events company with a laser focus on helping the world’s largest companies thrive for 100 years to come. Since 2013, Innovation Leader has built the largest community of corporate innovation, strategy, and R&D executives in both public and private companies, helping these executives to strengthen their innovation programs; connect with useful resources, solutions, and vendors; and engage with peers inside innovative labs and workplaces around the globe. For more information about Innovation Leader membership and events, visit or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
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