Mike Jensen



34 year career with P&G as one of the most effective P&G R&D leaders.  Mike had Senior R&D roles in Global R&D, Food/Beverage, Fabric/Home Care (Swiffer/Febreeze), Disposable Diapers, Feminine Hygiene, Adult Incontinence and Tissue.  Mike has a strong background in New Business development as well as in acquisitions and divestitures. During Mike’s last two years as VP Global R&D, he had responsibility for P&G’s New Product Group, global process re-organization (1.200 engineers/scientists at 18 research centers) and managed P&G’s “Connect and Develop” (Open Innovation) process to dramatically improve innovation success rates.

Consulting Expertise

  • Innovation Leadership Consulting with Fortune 50 companies as well as numerous small to mid-range companies.
  • Open Innovation – new product expertise has been most recent areas of interest.
  • Assessing Innovation Ideas and Startups – consulted with University of Wisconsin College of Engineering


Present Open Innovation & Start-Up Leader, The Cincinnati Consulting Consortium
2008 Vice President Global R&D, Procter & Gamble
2006 Vice President New Business/Global Process Development, Procter & Gamble
2000 Vice President R&D for Food and Beverage, Procter & Gamble
1996 Director/R&D Manger of R&D for Fabric and Home Care, Procter & Gamble
1991 Director of R&D for Olestra/Food and Beverage, Procter & Gamble
1973-1989 Various roles in Baby Care, Tissue, Feminine Hygiene, Adult Incontinence, Procter & Gamble


  • Yahara Lakes Association Board
  • Diversity Board, University of Wisconsin College of Engineering
  • Visiting Committee, Curriculum Development Chemical & Biological Engineering Dept.
  • Wyoming School Foundation, Past President


BS – Chemical Engineering; University of Wisconsin