Ran Merkazy is the founder and CEO of Factor127, a strategic growth consultancy to multinational organisations such as Wix, Harley Davidson, Bugaboo, Thales and many others. He is a highly experienced innovation leader with a proven track record of success.
With 18 years of experience across multiple sectors and categories, he has held key leadership positions at companies such as Lloyd's Register, Samsung Electronics, Dyson Ltd, and SPEEDO Intl.
At Samsung Electronics, Ran served as the Head of Innovation for Home Appliances in Europe, where he led the development of a team and delivered five new products to market, winning seven innovation awards. In addition to his work in corporate environments, Ran is also a successful entrepreneur and inventor. He co-founded RMDLO Ltd and successfully crowd-funded the company's product, raising over $100K and selling over 20,000 units globally
At Dyson & SPEEDO, Ran Served as a designer and innovation leader, contributing to many products currently on the shelves, driving innovation to consumer use and generating company growth.
In his most recent role as Vice President of Product and Services Innovation at Lloyd's Register, a global organisation HQ in the UK, Ran was responsible for developing the group's innovation strategy and leading the group innovation team to bring new products and services to market. Under his leadership, the company launched several successful products and services, including "SafetyScanner" and "SecondSight".
Ran is well-respected in his field and has been recognized as a formidable innovation leader. He has a BA in Industrial Design from Shenkar College of Engineering & Design and has completed leadership excellence programs at London Business School, Lloyd's Register, and Samsung. He is also a co-lecturer for product strategy at Masters of Design class.