Preeta Nayak


Preeta Nayak is a partner in Bridgespan’s San Francisco office. While at Bridgespan, she has worked with a variety of nonprofit, foundation, and public-sector clients on questions of strategic planning and organization design. She is a member of Bridgespan’s Leadership and Organization practice and leads the organization's two-year consulting and capacity building program for nonprofit executive teams, Leading for Impact®. She is also co-author of the book, Nonprofit Leadership Development: What's Your "Plan A" for Growing Future Leaders?.

Prior to joining Bridgespan, Preeta was a classroom teacher and non-profit manager. At The Junior Statesmen Foundation, she was the senior manager responsible for marketing and summer programs. She also directed educational programs at Prep for Prep in New York City and for Duke University’s Talent Identification Program. Her career began in the classroom, where she taught history at the middle and high school levels. Preeta has a BA in political science from Yale University, an MA in education from Columbia University, and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.