Neal Thornberry, Founder and CEO of IMSTRAT LLC, is a noted author, consultant, speaker, and subject matter expert in the field of applied innovation. His purpose is to help individuals and organizations utilize their God given creative talents to make the world an easier, smarter, and safer place to work and live. He combines a proprietary approach to innovation with a focus on entrepreneurial thinking that “turns creativity into cash.”

Thornberry serves in a part-time capacity as the Faculty Director for Innovation Initiatives at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He works with senior leaders within the military, DoD, and other government agencies to help them to use innovation to do more with less in a fiscally constrained environment. He created the first Leading Innovation Program for Navy Admirals. He is also Professor Emeritus at Babson College renowned for its focus on entrepreneurship.