Mandy Taft-Pearman

Partner and Chief Operating Officer, Boston

Mandy Taft-Pearman has been with the Bridgespan Group since 2003. She is a partner in the Boston office and has served as the organization’s chief operating officer (COO) since 2012. In the current chapter of her role as COO, Mandy oversees Bridgespan’s strategy, equity, fundraising, finance, technology, risk management, and marketing functions.

Before serving as the organization’s chief operating officer, Mandy was an operating partner working with a variety of clients in the youth development, education, and environmental sectors. She developed a particular expertise on nonprofit networks, having served many different network clients of varying sizes, missions, and legal structures. Mandy is the co-author of two Bridgespan articles: “Getting Replication Right: The Decisions that Matter Most,” and “Growing Network Impact: How Nonprofit Networks are Raising the Bar on Results.”

Prior to joining Bridgespan, Mandy worked for the National Safe Kids Campaign, a national network focused on children’s public health, and served as an independent consultant for several other nonprofit organizations. She has been active as a volunteer with many nonprofits over the years, currently leading a small grassroots effort called Inclusive Westwood and serving as a corporate board member of Hale Education in Westwood, MA.

Mandy earned her BA in History from Yale University magna cum laude and her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, where she was an F.C. Austin Scholar and president of the school’s Social Impact Club.

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