Stacey Smith brings over 25 years of experience to her roles as a strategy consultant and facilitator, working to build the capacity of organizations to realize their social impact and environmental sustainability goals. During her career she has had the opportunity to build a comprehensive toolbox of approaches to organizational strategy and design, change management, operations excellence and leadership and to apply these in a wide variety of settings in the U.S. and abroad, across the corporate and civil society sectors.
She began her career as a CPA with Arthur Andersen where she had the opportunity to then shift her focus into corporate strategy and change management work, using the tools and philosophy of Peter Senge’s The Fifth Discipline. In the early 2000’s she left traditional corporate consulting to take her skills and experience into the nascent field of corporate responsibility and sustainability. She landed at Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) where she spent nine years helping to build a global consulting practice leading Fortune 500 companies to embed sustainability into strategy and operations as well as to engage proactively with the public and civil society sectors. Since leaving BSR in 2009 she spent two years with GreenOrder/LRN and has worked independently with both corporate and non profit clients. Stacey’s corporate clients have included many of the Fortune 500 companies in the Food/Ag, Consumer Products/Retail, Extractives and Financial Services sectors.
Over the past three years she has worked in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector to lead strategic planning efforts and build organizational capacity. These projects take organizational leaders through a process of defining data-driven strategy together with the supporting organizational and programmatic infrastructure to realize strategic priorities and desired impact. She has worked with regional and national organizations including Nurse Family Partnership, JVS San Francisco, Community Housing partnership (CHP) and Summer Search among others.
Stacey is a graduate of the University of Vermont with a B.S. in Business Administration. She was a licensed CPA in California in the 1990’s and is a founding member of the Society for Organizational Learning on the West coast. She lives in San Francisco with her family.