Jacquelyn Hadley


Jacquelyn leads the Global Development Practice for our San Francisco office. She brings over 20 years of C-level leadership experience with highly-recognized Fortune 500 globally-trusted brands and organizations. At Bridgespan, she advises senior-most leadership during critical decision points in the scaling trajectory of their organizations, and has guided both large foundations and direct service leadership on major transformations.

Since joining Bridgespan as a Partner in 2009, Jacquelyn has worked extensively with global foundations to deliver the bold results they seek, including William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In parallel, she has led Bridgespan’s work with large INGOs from the Global North and South, including BRAC on its South Africa expansion strategy, World Vision International on its global strategic planning approach through 2030 and senior leadership design, plus The Salvation Army—the largest worldwide network serving the most disadvantaged, spanning 128 countries, helping the Army get clear on the global impact it seeks, and to envision a measurement and learning system of global scale and accountability. She has also guided social enterprises, including most recently Girl Effect’s shift to a brand-centric, demand-side strategy and the Anita Borg Institute and its Grace Hopper Celebration to reach full potential impact for female technologists and the companies that employ them worldwide.
Jacquelyn’s engagements have represented a high degree of complexity and transformative change, as they have evolved clients’ grantmaking philosophies, programmatic and operating models, organizational designs, effective decision making, and performance management to enable higher, durable impact.

Prior to joining our Bridgespan partnership, Jacquelyn was SVP of Levi Strauss, based in Brussels, Belgium for five years, with overall responsibility for the billion+ sales and country management earnings for its Europe, Middle East, and Africa business unit, responsible for over 800 employees, where she implemented the ground-breaking  EU Advanced Retail System operating model coupled with the internal capability strengthening Results Action Planning deemed critical to the brand’s turnaround. She has extensive global brand building expertise, having also held chief marketing roles at Calvin Klein Jeans and Underwear, Revlon, Avon, and AT&T.
She has co-authored a number of leading articles including "Designing for Transformative Scale: Global Lessons in What Works," published in the Rotman School of Management magazine, and "Living Into Your Strategic Plan: A Guide to Implementation That Gets Results," published on Bridgespan.org.
Jacquelyn was most recently appointed to the Ad Council’s esteemed Advisory Council.  She has also served on the boards of each of these leading nonprofits:  Goodwill, KIPP Bay Area, and the Commonwealth Club. 

Jacquelyn received her MBA from Harvard Business School with Honors.



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