Bill Meehan

Bill Meehan

Founding Advisory Board Member

Mr. Meehan is a regular writer and speaker on nonprofit strategy, governance, performance measurement, philanthropy and the role of the internet and impact investing.  At Stanford, he is a founding member of the Advisory Council of the Center for Philanthropy and the Civil Society and a member of the Arts Initiative Council. He is a just retired Board member of Guidestar, a long-time Governor of the San Francisco Symphony, a member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Endowment Board and a member of the North American Council of Ashoka. He is leading an initiative and working group on frontier markets private equity as part of the recently launched Stanford Institute for Innovation in the Developing Economies (SEED). He teaches strategy in various other programs, including the Stanford Leadership Program. He is a Special Advisor to GiveDirectly, Embrace and Equal Opportunity Schools.

He is former Chair and Board member of the United Way of the Bay Area, a former member of the Boards of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Fordham Prep, and a former member of the California Roundtable.

Mr. Meehan retired in December 2008 after over 30 years at McKinsey & Company where his focus was working with chief executives and senior leaders in technology, private equity, retail, financial services, and media on topics of top management strategy, organization, and leadership, including mentoring more than a dozen new CEOs in shaping their agendas.

In addition to his service to clients, he held many leadership roles with the Firm. As a member of the Shareholders Council, McKinsey’s board, he was Chair of the Client Committee and Chair of the McKinsey Investment Office, which oversees more than $5 billion in investments. He was also Vice-Chair of the Directors Review Committee, Founder and Chair of the Private Equity and Venture Capital Practice; Chair of the West Coast Practice, and Managing Director of the San Francisco Office.

He is currently a Director of Juniper Networks, Big Switch and Westward Leaning.