Gerald “Solutionman” Haman has helped clients generate more than three million ideas valued at over two billion dollars. He founded SolutionPeople.com Innovation in 1989. He is an adjunct professor of innovation at Northwestern University and teaches at the University of Illinois-Chicago.
He is recognized by clients as “Solutionman” because of his ability to quickly help people develop breakthrough solutions. Solutionman gained international acclaim for establishing a world brainstorming record by facilitating 8,000 people in a Thinkathon® at the Singapore Stadium to generate 454,000 ideas in less than 60 minutes.
SolutionPeople has helped over 100,000 people from 200 of the FORTUNE 500 companies in more than 60 countries become more innovative. Over 50% of BusinessWeek’s Top 50 of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies” have used SolutionPeople’s innovation products and services. SolutionPeople has been recognized by the Chicago Innovation Awards and the American Society for Training & Development awarded SolutionPeople a “Learning Excellence Citation” for their innovation training results. He has been recognized for his creativity by the United States Congress and the American Academy of Achievements.
Formerly, Haman was an award-winning manager Procter & Gamble and Arthur Andersen’s Professional Education Center. Haman is the acclaimed inventor of the KnowBrainer™ innovation tool that has proven to increase creativity by over 530%. He also created the world’s first innovative thinking Apps & eTools for the iPhones, iPads and iPods, and the FlashBrainer™ and Innovation Activator™ software programs. Haman has been profiled in over 50 major news publications including FAST Company, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Newsweek Japan, The Australian, Singapore Straits Times, the International Herald, US News & World Report, Investors Business Daily.
Haman earned a Masters Degree in Communications and Training from the University of Minnesota. He is a contributing author of the New Product Development Handbook and has published articles on innovation for the Journal of Innovative Management, Productivity Digest, Training Today and The Meeting Professional.