Henry Barmeier


Henry Barmeier is a manager in Bridgespan’s San Francisco office. Since joining the organization in 2012, Henry has worked extensively in Bridgespan’s Leadership Practice, as well as with direct service and philanthropy clients on strategic planning, talent development, performance management and new program development. Across this work, Henry has focused on building nonprofit organizational capacity. He has advised multiple clients on building and leveraging online learning for social sector audiences; and helped develop and facilitate Leading for Impact®, Bridgespan's two-year consulting and capacity building program for nonprofit executive teams. Henry is currently leading Bridgespan’s research on nonprofit executive team effectiveness. He is also an author of “Geek Cities: How Smarter Use of Data and Evidence Can Improve Lives.”

In his academic career, Henry gained research experience in rapid school performance improvement; applied environmental education; and U.S. food and clean energy policy. He has held internships with the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome and the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C. He is an active volunteer in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he has coached low-income students through the college admissions process and mentored young adults entering the social sector. Henry earned an AB in public policy at Princeton University and a dual master’s degrees in international education and environmental management at Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.