We are NPD Project 'Resource Research' Experts

We understand your NPD challenges. We are the only NPD Project 'Resource Research' Experts we know of, and the only one with a tested and proven 2nd-generation research and selection methodology and technology.

The people at Supporting Innovation are seasoned veterans with the right skills to deliver outstanding results for your organization.


Dan Coursey was the founder, CEO, Chairman and majority stockholder of a $30-million-dollar-per-year technology organization specializing in CRM rollouts, Simulation Software Solutions, Consulting, Training and Professional Services. Professional Development Group, Inc. (becoming Knowledge Impact, Inc. in 1999)pioneered the development of application simulations in CRM/ERP rollouts worldwide. PDG grew rapidly and became a recognized leader in the simulation and training rollout marketplace, partnering with SAP, PeopleSoft, Siebel Systems, Price Waterhouse and many other international firms. PDG provided multimillion-dollar custom simulation projects worldwide to Citibank, Boeing, Goldman, Sears, Microsoft and 60 of the Fortune 100.

Dan has an extensive background in instructional design, methodology, technology and consulting experience. Dan’s career started as a Consulting General Manager for Turn-Around Situations and advanced to Director of Research for the Guide Group at the international research organization IDC, ultimately progressing to entrepreneurship when he founded Professional Development Group in 1982. 

Mike Belanger, CTO/Principal, was the senior architect of the revolutionary system that PDG used to support over $1 billion dollars of ERP, CRM and SFA projects at 53 of the Fortune 100 with 100,000 combined corporate users. Mike has been the chief architect in the technology implementation of Supporting Innovation systems and platforms elements as well as the dashboard concepts.

Executive Project Directors. Combined they share over 50 years of custom project related experience and have managed over $30 million in projects to date.

We have a strong desire to build a long-term relationship with each client. Most of our business comes from referrals, which is a strong testament to the quality of our client relationships and the results we have produced for them. We empower our clients by generously sharing information during the process.

We pride ourselves in making it easy for our clients to work with us. We are highly responsive and available, and will proactively seek feedback from our clients throughout a project. All our services are designed so that we do all the heavy lifting – your NPD staff and team only need to act on the results we provide from each step in our projects.