Dr. Jacquie Hart
Dr. Hart has three decades of experience in roles including Global CEO and Corporate Director for a portfolio of companies. Her executive leadership roles include US and global companies from the Fortune 50 to privately held and public benefit companies. Jacquie has a deep focus in banking, brokerage, trust & investments, insurance, lending, finance, fintech, private equity, real estate and philanthropy. Partnerships and investments include consumer products, hospitality, entertainment, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, staffing and technology.
Jacquie grew up in a family of entrepreneurs with backgrounds in construction, real estate, property management and healthcare. That was a catalyst for her to start her own company while in college. She worked with entrepreneurs to exponentially grow their revenues and profits by systematizing their growth. In 1988, she entered the investment industry and over her career has worked for companies including Merrill Lynch, Wells Fargo, Household International (HSBC) and Neuberger Berman. Jacquie has served as adjunct faculty in the investment industry since 1998 and participated and led a number of complex M&A deals in highly regulated sectors.
Jacquie is an investor, advisor, and Corporate Director. She is the recipient of several honors and awards, has been published in a variety of media, speaks at conferences and symposiums including a panel for the United Nations Foundation, and continues to teach in Executive Education programs.
Jacquie has devoted time, talent and treasure to causes she cares deeply about and has co-founded a number of charitable organizations. In 2010 she was recruited by Korn Ferry International to be the Global CEO of Starlight Children’s Foundation with chapters and affiliates providing funding for programs that improve health outcomes for nearly 2,000 hospitals and clinics around the world.
Jacquie currently focuses on a select portfolio of companies sharing her experience in building people and performance worldwide. Her passion and areas of expertise include executive coaching, angel investing, hypergrowth, people & culture, industry disruption & innovation, risk & compliance, and mergers & acquisitions. Jacquie’s work in the field of impact investing, a $500 billion industry that unleashes the power of capital for good, allows her to intersect her careers in profit and purpose.
Jacquie holds a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley in political science with an emphasis in international political economy and later earned an MBA in global management and a doctorate in organizational leadership focusing on epistemology, organizational psychology and management. Jacquie is an active member of YPO.