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Alasdair Trotter




Executive summary


Alasdair Trotter is Grant Thornton’s chief revenue officer, national managing principal of the Growth Advisory practice, and a member of the Executive Committee at Grant Thornton Advisors LLC.


With more than 20 years of strategy and innovation experience, Trotter has advised senior leaders on all aspects of navigating their organizations through transformational change. He has worked with senior-level teams to help clients foster new business models and identify high-potential, long-term growth opportunities.


Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Trotter was a partner at Innosight, the strategy and innovation practice of Huron Consulting. In that role, he served as the industry leader for financial services and the service-line leader for innovation capabilities. During his time at Innosight, he incubated and led a variety of internal and external ventures, including Innosight Ventures, COGSecure, and Guaranteach, where he served as chief operating officer. Prior to joining Innosight, Trotter served as a senior business manager at Capital One, where he managed marketing strategy and led innovation for one of the company’s domestic credit card businesses.


Based in Los Angeles, Trotter is a frequent speaker and lecturer on strategy and innovation — and he has taught a variety of graduate-level classes at Stanford, New York University, and Dartmouth.




Professional qualifications and memberships


  • Lecturer at Harvard Business Publishing



Community involvement


  • Advisor to various organizations (the New Schools Venture Fund, Chaching)
  • Guest lecturer on strategy & innovation at various schools (Stanford, NYU, Dartmouth, UTexas)





  • Master’s degree in physics from the University of Oxford 
  • MBA with distinction from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, where he was elected an Edward Tuck Scholar.

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