NANCY J GEENEN champions diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. She believes that company culture drives growth and profitability. Nancy keeps her promises and leads with abundance, bravery, and creativity. Her enthusiasm builds cohesive, innovative teams that achieve results. She simplifies the complex because she attends to detail while focusing on strategy and scenario planning, skills that served her well in managing risk in “bet the company” trials. As a Division 1 athlete, she knows how to lead as well as contribute to the team. Nancy speaks directly to an issue with a vulnerable approach that encourages open and honest communication. Nancy leads by example with an exploratory mindset that creates opportunity for idea exchange and development of best practices.
As the Visionary and CEO of Flexability, a Best for the World in Governance B-Corp, Nancy drives the culture and strategy of this social impact workplace consulting firm. As a business leader, Nancy brings process and governance to every organization with which she works. She is often one of the first independent board members in privately held companies. Nancy developed a global equity lens while working in Geneva, Switzerland as a Senior Legal Officer at the United Nations. Her team of 12 legal professionals from 10 countries negotiated or adjudicated over USD10 billion in construction and engineering claims filed by 400 businesses from 45 countries. Nancy creates clarity out of conflict.
Nancy asks questions and values diversity of thought and experience. As the Office Managing Partner for the Northern California Offices of an AmLaw 50 law firm, she successfully restructured the offices to profitability, and double revenues to $60million, during which time the SF Business Times named the San Francisco Office a Best Places to Work. Subsequently, Nancy founded and managed a trial consulting firm. She grew that organization to USD6 million in revenue in five years, after which she sold her equity position. As a long-term board member of Galt Foundation, Nancy served on the executive committee and as a committee chair while the organization expanded its geographic footprint, doubled its revenue, increased significantly the reserves, and expanded the board to 11 members from four disinterested members.
Nancy holds a JD from Santa Clara University, School of Law, and a MA in Education and a BA in English both from Stanford University. She is a graduate of Harvard Business School – OPM 50. Nancy served ten years on the Executive Committee of the Board of Galt Foundation, chairing the Nominating and Governance Committee and serving on both Audit and Compensation Committees. Nancy also served four years on the Executive Committee for the JCC Maccabi Sports Camp as Vice Chair and Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee. She has served as a corporate sponsor board member for the Women Presidents Organization and as an independent director of the Executive Committee for the SF Chamber of Commerce. The SF Business Times named Nancy to the Bay Area Most Influential Women in Business for eight consecutive years and to the first class of its Hall of Fame.