Name: Ty Hagler
Education: Georgia Tech (Industrial Design), NC State (MBA/Innovation Management, Marketing)
Back Story: Great advisors take their own advice. So it is with Ty Hagler, an innovation consultant with a unquenchable thirst for learning and reinvention. But it’s not just the flood of ideas in his head that float his professional boat—it’s the relentless application of those ideas. While he can hold his own with any leader in the world of design and innovation firms, his greatest strength is his ability to collaborate. The authorities should require him to obtain a burn permit, because his collaborations, whether with clients or his collective of creative souls at Trig®, tend to set the world on fire.