Jamie Gardner has a passion for unlocking the potential of cross-sector stakeholders to create shared value and realize positive social change. As a tri-sector athlete, Jamie has a focus and expertise in problem solving, innovation capacity building, and scaling products and services (with an emphasis on integrating business technology). Her in-depth experience across the corporate, government and philanthropic sectors instilled in her the value of the growth mindset and the need to create dynamic, innovative solutions to get to the root cause of a problem, to break complex challenges down into small tasks in shorter timeframes and to ultimately solve big problems.
Most recently she is partnering with a variety of organizations to amplify their cross-sector social impact initiatives. Jamie has held senior leadership roles at the Taproot Foundation, IBM’s Business Consulting Services, J.D.Edwards, Ogilvy, Adams & Rinehart, as well as the U.S. Department of Energy. Her clients also span across the sectors including ServiceMaster, Cisco, Salesforce.com, Capital One, Deloitte LLC, Gap Inc., Hewlett Packard, the U.S. Senate Subcommittee for Children and Families, the State of Nebraska, Children’s Defense Fund and Net Impact. Jamie currently serves on the boards of FUSE Corps and is an advisor to the Presidio Institute, San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center and the Women’s Community Clinic. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University. Jamie currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and twin sons.