Senior Fellow in Social Innovation
Stiles is President and partner at Studio/E, an Exploratory Leadership consultancy and development firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota. From start-ups to middle-market companies to Fortune 500s and large-scale nonprofit organizations, Stiles has spent much of his career as a senior leader, consultant, advisor and advisory board member to organizations of all shapes and sizes. Stiles’ path has been winding, but along the way, he’s been driven by one thing—creating impact through proactive leadership, sound strategy, and deliberate execution. Stiles holds a degree in Business Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
At Studio/E, Stiles leads strategy, operations, and finance, in addition to guiding client leaders and organizations of all types to discover more possibilities and create a thriving future ahead. Outcomes of Studio/E’s exploratory methods and practices include rapid problem solving, innovation, launching new ideas (e.g. products, services, and operational enhancements), navigating unknown situations, and building confidence and resilience through clarity and awareness. Current and past clients of Studio/E include: Target Corporation, Allina Health, Citizens League, General Mills, Cargill, Gardner Builders, Super Radiator Coils, Youth Frontiers, United Health Care, Medtronic, Price Waterhouse Cooper, GoKart Labs, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Food Works Inc., Upsher-Smith, US Bank, Walker Art Center, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Merchant & Gould, State of Minnesota, Jacobs Marketing, YMCA, and 3M.
In his spare time, you can find Stiles adventuring with the four most important people in his life: his wife and three children. They enjoy spending time on the North Shore of Lake Superior and in the mountains of Park City, Utah.