Mary Jensen



As a top-flight R&D executive with Procter and Gamble for 28 years, Mary has an extensive background in many consumer categories, including Coffee, Paper, and Feminine Hygiene. She managed the full range of R&D organizations including basic research, product development, consumer understanding, process development, packaging and technical service. Additionally, she has served on multifunctional business teams for both North American and Global businesses with experience in strategic planning and portfolio management; meshing innovation and business planning.  She was very involved in P&G’s due diligence on both Tampax and Millstone Coffee Acquisitions and has over 10 years experience with organizational transformation and culture change.

Consulting Expertise

  • R&D Program Assessment and aligning R&D to business strategies; building R&D capabilities and organization, building innovation programs from front-end through implementation.
  • Concept Development, using a process to gain consumer insights and translate insights to product performance and consumer relevant selling ideas.


2003-present R&D Innovation and Organizational Design Specialist, The Cincinnati Consulting Consortium
2003 Director, Corporate R&D (Packaging Project-direct report to CTO), Procter & Gamble
2002 Director, Bounty Global R&D, Director Paper North America R&D, Procter & Gamble
2000 R&D Manager, Feminine Care Global, Procter & Gamble
1998 Director, Tampax Global R&D, Director Feminine Care North America R&D, Procter & Gamble
1975-1995 Various assignments in P&G Coffee and Food R&D organizations, Procter & Gamble

Most Recent Projects

Coca-Cola (China): Development of concept for Coke Fruit Juice. Lead development using metaphor solicitation and other consumer insight techniques and trained local personal in the concept development process.

Samsung (Global): Development of work processes for Innovation and New Business Development including identification of fertile development areas, screening processes for new ideas and those to marry business and development strategies.


BS – Chemical Engineering; University of Nebraska