Consulting Innovation Practitioner
Al currently serves as a Consulting Innovation Practitioner with Platypus Labs, a leader in corporate training and consulting focusing on unlocking innovation and creativity in organizations. Prior to that, Al served as Vice President, Strategic Innovation & Emerging Technology, with Universal Parks & Resorts’ Global Technology Organization. Al led teams that were a driving force in developing platform-level innovation and transformation initiatives, supporting customer guest experiences, and continuous improvement in parks and resort operations, including retail merchandise and food/beverage operations. Al has led teams that introduced numerous innovation, digital marketing, and business growth initiatives. Under his leadership, the online sales channel grew to become Universal Orlando’s #1 overall sales channel. He is also a named as a co-inventor on patents pending for key technology innovations, and is now leading teams who are generating a variety of new patent applications.
Al is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Innovation Leader (a national organization supporting corporate innovation) and is a recent graduate and alumni of the Stanford Executive program and Stanford Innovative Technology Leader program.
Prior to Universal, Al held Brand Marketing and Business Leadership positions with Overture Services/GoTo.com (acquired by Yahoo!), Coca-Cola, Pillsbury, and Kraft-Oscar Mayer.
Al is also an avid tennis player, aspiring author, motorsport enthusiast and has a passion for business, artistry, philosophy, and virtually all things technology.