Kirk Kramer joined the Bridgespan Group in 2005 as a partner in the Boston office and currently serves as the head of its Leadership
practice. He has over 30 years of global for-profit and nonprofit consulting experience in strategy, organization, and operations. He has written extensively on leadership topics in the nonprofit sector and is co-author of “Nonprofit Leadership Development: What’s Your ‘Plan A’ for Developing Future Leaders
,” (Bridgespan.org, 2013).
In 2011 Kirk led the development and deployment of Bridgespan’s two-year consulting and capacity building program for nonprofit executive teams, Leading for Impact®
. This program strives to increase the impact of the top 50+ nonprofits within a community by providing cohorts of executive teams with two years of project consulting support, leadership capacity building, and counsel from Bridgespan’s senior consultants.
He oversaw the piloting of Leading for Impact® in Bridgespan’s home cities in 2012-13, and the initial scaling of the program in Atlanta in 2014, which is slated to run through 2017. He is responsible for growing the program in up to 10 additional cities.
Kirk’s consulting experience in the nonprofit sector focuses primarily on strategic and organizational planning, including helping clients build their future leadership pipelines. He has worked with nonprofit clients in K-12 education, youth development, child welfare, local human services, affordable housing, and aging. He has also helped foundations with strategy and progress development.
Prior to joining Bridgespan, Kirk was a Managing Director of Oliver Wyman, where he led the firm’s Operations practice unit. He also ran the firm’s Asian operations from Hong Kong and built the firm’s organization strategy practice in Europe while based in London.
While living internationally, Kirk worked with organizations promoting small business formation and local economic development. In Hong Kong, his family was active in fundraising and giving to education in China. Current nonprofit passions include nonprofits that support quality education for low-income immigrants and improving excellence in higher-education in West Africa.
Kirk received a BA in economics from Williams College and obtained an MBA from Harvard Business School.