CEO & Founder of SmartShape Design
Mike Maczuzak has been helping companies shape the future with new product innovation for more than 30 years. He is passionate about helping clients create competitive advantage and grow businesses with strategy and winning brand experiences.
With broad and deep experience and perspective, Mike enjoys working at the forefront of emerging technology and anticipating trends. He is most passionate about creating meaningful innovation that improves lives, such as innovation in healthcare and innovation that promotes sustainability, like electric vehicle technologies.
Mike has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Design and a Master’s in Business Administration with emphasis in international business. With a global perspective, he learned to speak Mandarin Chinese in the early 1980’s and helps US-based clients develop strategies for success in the Chinese market. He is invited to speak internationally on innovation and design, has been an Industrial Design adjunct professor, and has many patents and design awards.
As CEO of SmartShape, Mike focuses on finding the best, most talented, passionate people and creating a culture where gifted people flourish, and creativity and innovation thrive. A culture of honest integrity where relationships of trust and collaboration can achieve great things.
Mike is certain that a person with a good idea can change the world and SmartShape’s creative process can help make it happen. Mike seeks entrepreneurial thinkers, whether within startups or Fortune 100 companies, with whom SmartShape can work to disrupt markets with innovation and shape new ideas with strategy for business growth.