Jeri Eckhart Queenan joined Bridgespan in 2007 and is a partner in the Boston office. Over the course of her career she has held leadership positions in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.
Jeri has led Bridgespan’s Global Practice since its inception in 2008. Her work at Bridgespan includes precedent-setting projects with Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Women, an initiative that has achieved strong measurable results by empowering underserved women entrepreneurs in over 60 countries and the Ford Foundation’s $1B BUILD program. She has led similar high-impact engagements with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change, Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiative, Salvation Army, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, United Nations Foundation, Camfed and Global Teen Challenge, and is an advisor to the Audacious Project.
Jeri leads Bridgespan’s multiyear initiative to strengthen nonprofit organizations by improving the way they are funded, as described in her two popular articles, "Pay-What-It-Takes Philanthropy," (Stanford Social Innovation Review, Summer 2016) and “Stop Starving Scale: Unlocking the Potential of Global NGOs” (Bridgespan.org, April 2013). Jeri has co-authored additional articles on women’s entrepreneurship, scaling impact, and performance measurement including, "Designing for Transformative Scale: Global Lessons in What Works," (Rotman School of Management magazine, January 2015)," and “Measurement as Learning,” (Bridgespan.org, April 2011). She is a frequent public speaker with recent talks at the MacDonald Conference for Leaders of Character, Global Philanthropy Forum, InterAction, and the Harvard Global Development Conference.