Jeanette is Chief Strategy Officer of Grant Thornton LLP, and leads the Office of Strategy Management (OSM). With over 20 years of experience working with CEOs and executives at major global organizations, she focuses on accelerating firm performance via cohesive strategy planning and execution and the advancement of critical, results-driving capabilities, particularly innovation. Her current role includes the leadership of corporate development (mergers & acquisitions and strategic alliances), strategy planning and execution, project management, knowledge management and corporate social responsibility.
Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Jeanette led an integration and human capital consulting firm specializing in strategic planning and execution, implementable innovation, project and change management and organizational effectiveness. She has held senior officer roles at Deutsche Bank, Bank of America and Weil, Gotshal & Manges, with ever-increasing responsibilities. Jeanette also served as Senior Associate Dean for Yale University, overseeing the MBA Program at Yale School of Management, supervising external relations, admissions, academic and career services.
Jeanette graduated with high honors from London School of Economics with a Master of Science (MSc) in Management, and won an achievement award for her research “Inertia in Strategy Implementation: The effects of defensive avoidance and accountability gaps.” She also earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers’ College School of Business and attended Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. She previously served on the Board of Directors for Environmental Advocates of New York.
Jeanette is referenced in the book, Jobs to be Done: A Roadmap for Customer-Centered Innovation, by Stephen Wunker and Jessica Wattman, based on Clay Christensen’s “Jobs to be Done” Theory of Innovation.
London School of Economics - Master of Science in Management (MSc), 2014
- Graduated with Distinction (High Honors)
- Awarded highest Distinction grade in graduating class for MSc Dissertation Research “Inertia in Strategy Implementation: The effects of defensive avoidance and accountability gaps”
Harvard Business School - Advanced Management Program, 2003
Rutgers School of Business, Rutgers College - Bachelor of Science, Major in Marketing, 1990