Managing Director, Growth and Innovation, PwC USA
John Riggs is managing director, Growth and Innovation, for the Services, Electronics and Software sector of PwC’s PRTM Management Consulting. Focused on open innovation, commercial acceleration, and strategic investment, John leads innovation transformation services for the firm’s technology and communications clients.
With more than 20 years experience within the communications and electronics industries, John has held both operational and executive positions at Alcatel-Lucent, Bell Labs, ASML, Goodrich ISR Systems, and a previous role with PRTM. Most recently, John served as VP and head of Alcatel-Lucent Ventures, a corporate venture capital group with Bell Labs, where he managed joint ventures and a portfolio of internal ventures that enabled the company to enter and grow new markets.
As co-chair of Alcatel-Lucent’s Venture Investment Committee, John had oversight for the company’s strategic external investment portfolio. He is currently co-authoring the book, Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained—The Art of Corporate Venturing. John received his MBA from the Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Optical Engineering from the University of Rochester.