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Chinwe serves as President & Chief Strategy Officer of Great Place to Work®. She works with high growth and Fortune 500 companies to accelerate the performance of their leaders. Chinwe is leading M&A integration, change management, and leadership effectiveness work with executives at the largest telecommunications company, the largest healthcare companies, and the fastest growing SaaS companies in the world.
She has worked for two top management consultancies (McKinsey & Company and The Monitor Group – acquired by Deloitte in 2013). She has served as a strategic advisor to Fortune 1000 corporations, banks, and financial institutions, as well as small and medium enterprises in the U.S. and abroad. She specializes in growth strategy, performance acceleration, and finance.
Previously, she founded O-H Community Partners (OHcp), an economic development consulting firm, and FundWell, a financial services technology firm, which partnered with over 300 commercial lenders and raised a combined $150 million in financing for small businesses and social enterprises across the country. Prior to OHcp, Chinwe worked as one of four investment advisors, directly for Penny Pritzker, former U.S. Secretary of Commerce, overseeing the Pritzker Realty Group’s $3 billion in real estate assets.
Chinwe has co-authored publications with the Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, focused on business financing and financial health. She presented a TED Talk about access to capital and the small business loan market. She serves on the boards of private equity firms and lending institutions that have invested over a $1 Billion in small and medium enterprises that create good jobs in communities.
She holds an A.B. in Economics and East Asian Studies from Harvard University and is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. Chinwe relishes the opportunity to help business leaders raise capital, grow their business, create good jobs, and contribute to the economic health and stability of communities. When she is not working with businesses, she enjoys writing, hiking with her husband Yang, and exploring new cultures, both at home in the Bay Area and abroad.