Lenny Mendonca is a former Director in the Washington D.C. and San Francisco offices of McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm. For many years, Lenny led the firm’s knowledge development efforts overseeing the McKinsey Global Institute and the firm’s communications, which includes the McKinsey Quarterly. His client work was focused on service to public sector organizations, and over the course of his career he helped dozens of government, corporate and nonprofit clients solve their most difficult management challenges. Lenny led several McKinsey research efforts. He has written and spoken extensively on globalization, productivity, economic development and competitiveness, corporate social responsibility, regulation, education, health care, financial services and corporate strategy.
Lenny is the Chairman Emeritus of the Bay Area Council, Chairman of the Economic Institute of the Bay Area and vice-chair of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council. He serves on the boards of The New America Foundation, Common Cause, California Forward, the Bay Area Science and Innovation Consortium, Children Now and The California Business for Educational Excellence Foundation. He is also a Trustee for the Committee for Economic Development. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Founder and Chairman of FUSE Corps.
He received his M.B.A. and certificate in public management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He holds an A.B. in economics from Harvard College. Lenny lives on the Half Moon Bay coast, south of San Francisco, with his wife and two daughters, where he is the founder and owner of the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company.