Danielle Kaynor - Chief Delivery Officer

Danielle brings a big dose of passion, energy & curiosity to her work as an Innovationist as well as 20 years of hands on experience designing and leading innovation programs for global clients. 



Over the course of her career, Danielle has enjoyed collaborating with a wide range of clients – from CPG to food to high-tech to building materials, from Fortune 100 to start-ups to non-profits.  She has a special interest in providing an “external lens” to her client engagements, bringing diverse perspectives and analogous worlds to bear on innovation challenges.  Based upon the new insights and connections that are made, clients uncover unmet needs, imagine future possibilities and discover and embrace opportunities previously unimaginable to them.  In addition to her role at Creative Realities, Danielle serves on the board of the Association for Managers of Innovation, a non-profit learning community made up of people who lead innovation within their organizations.



My Passion

I’m passionate about catalyzing creativity and seeing the spark in peoples' eyes when they experience a shift in perspective and imagine new possibilities.  I also love to travel with my husband and our two little girls. Exploring the world through their eyes shows me the future. 


Thoughts on Innovation

Successful innovators think outside-in, paying attention to the periphery, exploring the edges and making new connections that inspire them to imagine and create the future.

"The relentless energy and drive that Danielle brings to every engagement are contagious and motivate and inspire us to explore, stretch and get to new."