Wendy Beecham

Wendy Beecham is managing principal with the leadership and talent consulting practice of Korn Ferry in San Francisco, where she works with world class organizations to ignite human potential within their organizations acting as a catalyst for growth, transformation and high performance. Most recently, Beecham was managing director, executive education at the U.C. Davis Graduate School of Management where she led the development of customized executive education programs specially tailored to the needs of organizations and companies. As former CEO of Watermark, an organization for senior women leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area, she supported the development of women’s leadership initiative groups and created and launched the Watermark Institute Board Access Program to provide tools and resources for women interested in attaining a public or private board seat. Beecham also brings extensive operational and international experience from previous roles as managing director of Sweet & Maxwell, a U.K. legal publishing division of the Thomson Corporation and as an SVP at Lexis Nexis, a division of Reed Elsevier. Beecham currently serves on the board of the National Association of Corporate Directors Northern California chapter and is an advisory board member for Illuminate Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture fund. She is a former board member of Granicus Inc. [+]