John Nottingham Nottingham Spirk, Board Member

John Nottingham is a co-founder and Co-President of Nottingham Spirk, a leading business innovation firm with nearly 1,000 commercialized patents. The Nottingham Spirk "Vertical Innovation" process has helped client / partner companies earn over $50 billion in combined sales.

Mr. Nottingham and his NS innovation team have co-created such award winning innovations as SpinBrush, Swiffer SweeperVac, Scott's Snap Spreader System and CardioInsight EC Vue, the first non-invasive electrocardiographic mapping system.

Mr. Nottingham also serves on the Cleveland Clinic Board of Trustees, CWRU Technology Commercialization Visiting Committee, CWRU Think[box] Advisory Board, boards of the Cleveland Institute of Art and University Circle Inc., as well as several private equity company boards of directors.

As the lead patent holder on hundreds of US and international patents, Mr. Nottingham was recently recognized by Crain’s as one of the top 10 individual patent holders in Northeast Ohio. He is an inductee of the Inside Business Hall of Fame and has been featured on the Today Show, CNN, NBC Nightly News, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, Japan Forbes, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, New York Times, Wired and Fast Company