Jeevak Badve

Senior Advisor

Jeevak Badve

Jeevak brings energy, passion & curiosity to his role at Sundberg-Ferar. With his unique blend of education and experience in industrial design, engineering and business, he is a rallying voice for the alignment and optimal inclusion of the end user’s un-met needs, unspoken wants in the core value proposition of a company’s products & service portfolio and the market-product fit, to generate sought-after shareholder value.

Jeevak has more than 26 years of professional design experience, first in India for 7 years at Tata Motors, and then in the U.S. for 19 years at GM Design and now Sundberg-Ferar. Beyond his role at SF, Jeevak is a board member of many prominent design associations and think tanks including the Michigan Design Council, Aether Design Group, and Detroit Creative Corridor. He also served on IDSA’s International board for 6 years and chaired IDSA’s 2017 flagship International Design Conference: “Design IS Business”.

In his copious amounts of spare time, Jeevak can be found indulging his love of kickboxing, and obstacle course running, or photographing birds in obscure parts of the world.

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Jeevak has vast experience speaking on Design and Business at both the national and international level. Check out his speaker bio with images, sample topics, videos of past talks, verbatims, and contact info!

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Thoughts from Jeevak

Product Design Lessons Learned: Connecting The Dots

What Big Business Can Learn from the Startup Mentality in The Pandemic

Startup Ecosystem : Opportunity in Crisis