Nathaniel Foote

Managing Director

Senior Fellow of the Harvard Center on the Developing Child

During his 30 year career in management consulting, Nathaniel has helped dozens of companies improve performance and accelerate growth through more effective strategy development and greater organizational alignment and commitment.  He has also led a number of major, multi-constituency projects to improve innovation, collaboration and outcomes in the not-for-profit sector.

Nathaniel is a co-author of  Higher Ambition: How Great Leaders Create Economic and Social Value, based on a four-year research study, including interviews with 36 CEOs. He also was a collaborator with Mike Beer on High Commitment, High Performance and has written extensively on the role of superior strategy, organization design and knowledge management in achieving high performance. Nathaniel is also a Senior Fellow of the Harvard Center on the Developing Child.

Nathaniel spent 19 years with McKinsey & Company, where he was a partner and leader of McKinsey's Organization Design practice and also had global responsibility for the effectiveness of McKinsey's communities of practice.

Nathaniel and his family lived in England for 13 years, where he co-founded the UK chapter of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public.  He enjoys bicycling, tennis and travel, and has climbed all 48 of the mountains in New Hampshire over 4000 feet.


Early Brain & Biological Development 2012