Cheryl Perkins

Cheryl Perkins serves as a thought leader in strategy, innovation and growth. She serves as a creative catalyst in building organizational capabilities that contribute to rewarding experiences for leaders and their teams while improving business performance and delivering growth.

She has over 35 years experience directing growth, innovation and design thinking and served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer for Kimberly-Clark reporting to the CEO and Chairman of the Board. Cheryl had responsibility for Kimberly-Clark’s innovation and enterprise growth

organizations, including research and development, materials development, engineering, design, new business, global strategic alliances, environment, safety and regulatory affairs, and innovation processes, systems and tools.

As President of Innovationedge LLC, she is leading companies across many industries build sustainable organizational capabilities and define and develop sustainable growth opportunities. Cheryl significantly contributes to a company’s reorganization and to the development of global business plans for the health care sector, specialty chemicals, industrial products, food service and consumer products.

She provides leadership to global teams, and oversees the development of new strategic business opportunities, new products and novel technologies to ensure long-term growth and competitive advantage. To achieve this, she and her team leverage a 5 Step Proprietary Process to define and align strategy with structure to create architectural designs that enable organizations to create innovative solutions, intellectual assets and partnerships that transform insights, designs, technologies and capabilities into new-to-the-world innovations, new business models and services.

Cheryl was identified as one of the Top 25 Champions of Innovation by Business Week magazine and named as a top executive driving vision across industries.