We help business leaders imagine new ideas and find unique ways to solve tough problems by bringing them together with bright minds from OUTSIDE industries and areas.

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“We know the people innovators don't even know they need to know.”
- John Palumbo, Founder of BigHeads
"Innovation never comes from the established institution. It’s always a graduate student or a crazy person or somebody with great vision."
– Eric Schmidt, Executive Chariman of Google
“If you’re not making room for the unexpected meeting of minds, you could be missing out on the next big breakthrough.”
– Beth Comstock, Vice Chair of GE

When the time comes to innovate there are two paths you can take. You can head down the comfortable path and rely on all those familiar and expected sources for inspiration. Or you can break out of your comfort zone and see what you can learn from unfamiliar and unexpected sources.

Of course, taking the second path is uncomfortable. It can even be a bit scary. It requires lots of patience and a collaborative mindset. Simply put, it’s hard…BUT it’s worth it. It’s worth it, because you’ll find new ways to solve tough problems by learning how people in other industries tackled similar challenges. It’s worth it, because you will come together with bright minds who will look at your projects through a completely different lens and give you ideas you never would have considered. It’s worth it, because you will uncover strategies, technologies and tools from other industries that can be applied to your own. It’s worth it, because you will become a master at CONNECTING THE DOTS and everyone knows that innovation relies on being able to make random connections.

Now, when you’re ready to take this unfamiliar and uncomfortable path, you should give us a call, because we can help you navigate it much more quickly and easily. We can help prepare you and your teams. We can help you harness disparate thinking and make connections back to your business. And we can give you access to our vast network of bright minds from all different disciplines and areas (we call them “BigHeads”) and hand-pick the members who we believe will best help you meet your objective.

Meet The BigHeads

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Architect
  • Artist
  • Beekeeper
  • Biologist
  • Botanist
  • Bounty Hunter
  • Broadway Performer
  • Car Restoration Specialist
  • Cardiologist
  • Cartoonist
  • Chemist
  • Chef
  • Chocolatier
  • Coder
  • Comedian
  • Concierge
  • CTO
  • Deejay
  • Documentary Producer
  • Dog Walker
  • Drone Pilot
  • Fashion Designer
  • Firefighter
  • Fortune 500 CEO
  • Food Blogger
  • Growth Hacker
  • Hotel Designer
  • IoT Architect
  • Iron Worker
  • Makeup Artist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Mayor
  • Mixologist
  • MLB Umpire
  • MMA Fighter
  • Mommy Blogger
  • Musician
  • NASA Engineer
  • Navy Seal
  • News Anchor
  • Novelist
  • Photographer
  • Preacher
  • Pro Skateboarder
  • Professor
  • Reality TV Producer
  • Relationship Expert
  • Restaurateur
  • Regulatory Affairs Director
  • Roadie
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Sculptor
  • Serial Entrepreneur
  • Sommelier
  • Super Mom
  • Tattoo Artist
  • Theme Park Designer
  • Toy Inventor
  • UX Guru
  • Venture Capitalist
  • Video Game Tester
  • Web Designer
  • Winemaker
  • Yoga Instructor
  • …and many more

About Bigheads

How We Work

We truly believe every innovation or business challenge can benefit from an infusion of expertise and unique perspectives. With this in mind, we take the following steps to bring companies together with the right mix of talent:
First, we’ll take you through a presentation that highlights how we identify the right group ("Think Tank") of BigHeads for our clients, as well as some of the work we've done. We’ll then give you the floor so you can brief us on the business or innovation challenge you’re facing and provide us with any additional background you want to share.
We’ll quickly get back to you with our recommendation for the Think Tank of BigHeads we recommend enlisting for your specific objective/need. We’ll also provide you with a detailed plan that outlines the process, timing, deliverables and pricing.
Once the recommended Think Tank of BigHeads and proposed plan are approved, we’ll execute your project. On average, our engagements take 3-7 weeks, so you'll have results quickly!

The Biggest Heads

Meet the BigHeads senior management team

John Palumbo

Founder

Carlyn Kelly

EVP of Strategy & Innovation

Buzz About Bigheads

Some of Our Clients

  • American Express
  • BMW
  • Braun
  • Charmin
  • Dominoӳ
  • General Electric GE
  • HGTV
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Jose Cuervo
  • Kraft
  • Motorola
  • Neutrogena
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Pepsi
  • Ramada
  • Sony
  • Tide
  • Vonage
  • Walt Disney Pictures
  • Westfield
  • Wyndham Hotels

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