Christopher Ancona is director of product development for CIMBA, focusing on designing, developing and testing innovative technology for its unique personal and leadership development program. Chris received his BSME from University of Michigan and MBA from CIMBA and the University of Iowa. He has more than 17 years’ experience in product development and project management. Working for the Swedish company SKF, Chris has had numerous management assignments including the building and management of its Product Technical Center in China. Chris came to CIMBA after recognizing that traditional training and development programs were not having the expected impact on employee growth and productivity, and CIMBA gave a unique opportunity to innovate in this important space. Chris currently teaches Marketing, Management, and Leadership in the CIMBA program offered through the Consortium of Universities and headed by the University of Iowa. Within the unique CIMBA Leadership Development System, he is responsible for the development and integration of multiple neuro-bio (EEG, GSR, ECG, etc.), peer-based, and psychometric based feedback tools into the classroom and the coaching environments to support personal change.