A Dynamic Team Combining
Thought Leadership with Business Smarts

Dr. Ken Dychtwald has assembled a highly skilled and enthusiastic team of seasoned professionals to work with the world’s leading corporations. The team provides innovative solutions for customizable presentations, a wide range of landmark research initiatives, the production of high-impact publications and media projects, and proven business-building tools for financial professionals.

Individually and collectively, the Age Wave team brings to each project a wealth of knowledge and experience about the social, lifestyle, marketing, and financial implications of an emerging mature marketplace. Their talents and experience span a broad range of industry sectors from consumer goods to healthcare, manufacturing to retail, nutrition to financial services, advertising to media, and more.


Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D., President and CEO
Over the past 35+ years, Dr. Ken Dychtwald has emerged as North America’s foremost visionary and original thinker regarding the lifestyle, marketing, health care, and workforce implications of the age wave.



Elyse Pellman, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President
Age Wave’s Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Elyse Pellman, delivers more than 35 years of experience in senior management and consumer and business-to-business strategy and marketing. She has spent the past two decades envisioning and catalyzing Age Wave’s business development in close collaboration with founder and CEO, Dr. Ken Dychtwald.




Maddy Dychtwald, Age Wave Co-Founder and Senior Vice President
Author, speaker and Age Wave co-founder, Maddy Dychtwald is a leading expert on the changing demographic trends—both generation- and gender-related—shaping the marketplace, the workplace and our lives.




David Baxter, Senior Vice President
David Baxter has worked at Age Wave for over fifteen years, developing and overseeing highly acclaimed national and global studies that reveal the unique trends and opportunities created by the growth of the age 50+ population. These research initiatives are conducted across groundbreaking and timely topics




Erin McInrue, Director of Research
Erin McInrue is passionate about advancing our understanding of the trends and implications of population aging. She is committed to fostering ways that corporations can better serve the needs of people throughout the second half of life and in retirement.




Dan Veto, Senior Advisor
Mr. Veto is a highly sought after keynote speaker on the changing nature of life at 50+ and retirement. His dynamic presentation style consistently receives high praise from clients and attendees alike. He is frequently a featured expert in the media on the topics of aging and retirement. His insights have appeared in various consumer and trade publications



Robyn Reynolds, Director, Office of the CEO
Robyn Reynolds brings more than 15 years of experience in administration, operations, sales, strategy, marketing, research, and project management to her position at Age Wave. She is responsible for managing Age Wave’s speaking engagements from business development to logistics. 



Sarah Werling, Project Manager
Sarah Werling brings over 15 years’ experience in project administration and client management to her role at Age Wave. As direct report to the Executive Vice President, Ms. Werling has actively contributed to Age Wave’s business development activities over the past six years. As project manager



Stacy Cranston, Executive Assistant
Stacy Cranston is a seasoned executive assistant with more than 15 years of experience managing executives' offices, customer relations, and administrative support operations. At Age Wave, she supports Executive Vice President Elyse Pellman. Ms. Cranston is also a core contributor to Age Wave's business development efforts,



Olympia Powell, Content Coordinator
As Age Wave’s Content Coordinator, Ms. Powell brings her gerontology background to her role supporting and maintaining work essential to the advancement of Age Wave’s business. Ongoing projects include important and timely thought leadership research, business development activities, gathering internal intelligence, and special assignments for CEO Ken Dychtwald.