Jeanette L. Gorgas is Valor Equity Partners’ Chief Human Capital Officer, responsible for growing and developing the Valor team and leading the human capital solution in portfolio operations. With 25+ years of experience working with CEOs, executives and entrepreneurs, her unique blend of expertise in growth strategy, client experience, risk management, operations and human capital have accelerated organizational performance and driven transformational scale and growth. She is a member of the Board of Directors of inDinero, a private financial solutions and (SaaS) technology company.
Prior to joining Valor, Jeanette was Chief Strategy Officer of Grant Thornton, and built and led the Office of Strategy Management. Jeanette’s role at Grant Thornton included leading a team of 65 people in strategic planning, mergers & acquisitions, alliances, strategic initiative execution, knowledge management technology, change management and corporate social responsibility. She played a vital role in developing and launching the firm’s innovation platform, and in growing the U.S. firm’s revenues by more than 28% in two years.
Jeanette has held senior officer roles in Deutsche Bank, Bank of America and Weil, Gotshal & Manges, with ever-increasing responsibilities. She also served as Senior Associate Dean for Yale University, leading all facets of the MBA Program at Yale School of Management. Industry sectors of expertise include Financial and Professional Services, Insurance, Retail, Education and eCommerce. Her unique blend of skills enables cross-sector versatility.
Jeanette graduated with high honors from the London School of Economics with a Master of Science (MSc) in Management, and won an achievement award for her research “Inertia in Strategy Implementation: The effects of defensive avoidance and accountability gaps.” She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers’ College School of Business and attended Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management and Women on Boards programs.
Not-for-profit board and other civic roles include: Advisory Council member for Impact 2030 – advancing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals; former board director of Environmental Advocates of New
York; Youth INC pro-bono consultant (leading current strategic planning cycle with Board of Directors and Operating Committee); and New York Cares volunteer.