About Us

Inovo helps companies identify and realize bold, new strategic opportunities

TECHNOLOGically Fluent

Our clients use technology as a powerful source of innovation and competitive advantage across industries. Our technological roots and knowledge means we help clients see beyond the how of any given technology to identify new, often surprising, strategic opportunities.

EXPERIENCED Partner and Guide

Clients benefit from the engagement of our partners, the company founders, in each and every project. Their deep experience helps clients navigate the paths of support and resistance within organizations in order to advance compelling new opportunities.


At the heart of our methodology is Inovo’s own comprehensive ADOPTS framework — built upon heavily researched innovation theory and models and proven across industries for more than a decade.


We work alongside clients in an open, participatory way, sharing processes, methods and tools for strategic innovation. Clients not only gain a strong collaborator but also develop new internal innovation capabilities.

A 14 Year History of Innovation Excellence

Our roots reach back to 2001, when Larry Schmitt and Steven Schwartz co-founded Inovo Technologies. In 2010 the company merged with DASO Consulting, founded by Brian Christian, and became The Inovo Group.

Our Team


The Inovo Group team is diverse, with backgrounds that span biotechnology and computer science to philosophy. We share a fierce passion for innovation and a strong commitment to our clients’ success. We love nothing more than to watch clients as they become better strategic innovators and advance new opportunities using newfound innovation capabilities.

For more background about each of us, browse the bios on our Team page.


Our Clients

Clients of The Inovo Group share a common belief: that technology is a key source of differentiation and value creation. Our clients work in myriad industries, from chemicals and materials to healthcare. They serve markets that span aerospace to agriculture. And they utilize all types of technologies, from chemistry to algorithms.

With Inovo as a guide, clients build leading-edge innovation capabilities at their companies and create important strategic opportunities — opportunities that drive significant future growth well beyond what their current portfolio of sustaining innovations can deliver.