Richard Eagar


Rick Eager

Breakthrough innovation — creating new step-out businesses offering new products and services — is seen by many CEOs as a more attractive way to overcome the growth gap.

Rick Eagar
Cutter Expert

Rick Eagar is a Cutter Expert and Global Leader in the Technology & Innovation Management practice of Arthur D. Little (ADL), responsible for functional expertise in innovation, R&D, and technology management. He has 30 years’ consulting exper­ience in innovation, technology management, and R&D in strategy and organization/trans­formation, along with nearly a decade of industrial experience in capital projects. Mr. Eagar focuses on new growth strategies, innovation strategies, R&D organizational and process redesign, transformation of national research institutes, technology strategies, and benchmarking. He is the author of various publications on innovation and R&D management, is a regular speaker at international conferences, and is Chair of the editorial board of ADL’s Prism. He earned a bachelor of science degree with honors in mechanical engineering from University of Bristol, UK. He can be reached at