Dyan Finkhousen

Director of Open Innovation, GE
Dyan Finkhousen

Director of Open Innovation



Dyan Finkhousen leads GE’s GENIUSLINK group, building crowd-powered business plans and models to accelerate innovation and redefine what’s possible. She collaborates closely with the GE Global Operations, Global Research Center, business verticals, customers and entrepreneurs to establish the company’s vision for and execution of collaborative business models.

The team was awarded the prestigious 2015 Berkeley-Haas Open InnovationAward for Business Model Transformation, and the 2016 Nine Sigma Innovation Leadership Summit – Innovation Champion Award.

Prior to this role, Dyan served as GE’s Asset Optimization Software Marketing Leader – coaching business teams on the development and commercialization of GE PredictivityTM Industrial Internet services. She also led the development and launch of the GE Predictivity brand. A 20-year GE veteran, Dyan has also held significant senior marketing and product management roles in GE Capital businesses, delivering global strategy, marketing, sales, operational execution, and breakthrough business results.

Before joining GE, Dyan led the Corporate Marketing Group for Transamerica Distribution Finance until its acquisition by GE in 2004.

Dyan is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with an M.B.A. Degree in Marketing and Finance. She also holds a B.F.A. degree from Ohio University.