David S. McIntosh, MBA

Founder, Creative Business Breakthroughs

David McIntosh is the founder and president of Creative Business Breakthroughs, where he designs and leads strategic planning sessions for businesses and nonprofits; creates customized management development programs for chief executive officers and their leadership teams; and leads annual strategic planning processes and coordinates cross-functional change efforts, innovation seminars, and exploration events.

He is co-author of The Art of Business, now available in seven languages. He has spoken to audiences in Europe, Asia, and North America about innovation, the synthesis of work and art, and future trends.

Previously, McIntosh was part of the leadership team at the Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Center for Business Innovation. He created and led the CBI Network, a community of innovators in 15 countries. He organized one-day events, called raves, which brought together experts from diverse fields to explore emerging topics like the user experience and non-algorithmic software.

David earned his MBA and his AB, magna cum laude, from Harvard University. He served on the board of directors of Opera America from 2001 to 2007, the final two years as treasurer.


  • MBA Harvard Business School