Zitter Health Insights

“A great board member and advisor helping me focus on the most profitable business opportunities.”

Mark Zitter, CEO

Zitter Health Insights

Zitter Health Insights is a $10M+ health care information provider based in San Francisco. As it has grown, it has focused is business on serving pharmaceutical companies. Served as Board Member in its critical phase of growth, when it was twice listed in the Inc. 500 ranking of the fastest growing companies in America. After a break, rejoined the board in 2010.

BRAC

Facilitated first global retreat for BRAC Ultra-Poor Initiative Team

BRAC

Facilitated first global retreat for BRAC Ultra-Poor Initiative Team

Wikimedia Foundation

Jon provided valuable facilitation, expertise and advice during a difficult discussion within the Wikimedia community about the roles of different groups in our global movement. The results of the work provide a framework for roles and responsibilities of groups in the movement and were endorsed by the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees.

Barry Newstead, Chief Global Development Officer

Wikimedia Foundation

Advised the Wikimedia Foundation on global organization structure.

Open Society Institute

“Jon has brought his private sector consulting skills and his deep appreciation of strategy to focus on complex development issues concerning providing housing and financial services for emerging populations.”

Stewart Paperin, Executive Vice President

Open Society Institute

The Open Society Institute is one of the world’s leading private foundations. Founded by investor and philanthropist George Soros in 1993, it is at the center of an informal network of foundations and organizations active in more than 50 countries worldwide. OSI develops and implements a range of programs in civil society.

Completed three assignments for OSI.

1) Advised Nurcha, South African non-profit that finances the building of homes for low-income families. Identified the market obstacles and needs so that Nurcha can deliver its services sustainable

2) Advised OSI’s strategy for micro-finance.

3) Developed strategy for Soros Economic Development Fund with leadership team.

Ada College

Advised Chief Executive Mark Smith, board and team on set up and growth of first new college to be nationally recognized in over 20 years.

Ada College

Advised Chief Executive Mark Smith, board and team on set up and growth of first new college to be nationally recognized in over 20 years.

NESTA

“Jon is hard to describe briefly. He is an experienced consultant to social businesses and charities, and a social entrepreneur in his own right. He has supported me and collaborated with me and Nesta on a number of projects. He is one of our go-to guys when we need to support an innovator to come up with a business plan.”

Philip Colligan, Deputy Chief Executive

NESTA

Advised NESTA in its work for the Invest In Giving Fund of the Cabinet Office

Texas High School Project

“Jon Huggett, while a Partner at Bridgespan, played a transformative role as a mentor, advisor and thought partner over the course of a Texas High School Project strategic planning engagement in 2005-2006 and a subsequent governance project. Jon’s combination of emotional intelligence, corporate experience and wisdom were critical factors in my successfully navigating a challenging period in the development of statewide public-private initiative. Thanks to the strategy developed with Jon and his team, THSP public-private initiative between the state of Texas and philanthropists including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has grown to over $346M and comprises 172 new and redesigned schools serving 83,000 predominantly low income students”

John Fitzpatrick, CEO

Texas High School Project

While a Partner at Bridgespan, worked with John Fitzpatrick, the Executive Director of the Texas High School Project.

The Young Foundation

“Jon has provided invaluable support to the Young Foundation, working with some of our ventures, advising on our international network and stepping in as Interim Director of Ventures. Jon consistently provides that rare combination of deep strategic insight and an unfailing sense of how people actually tick. He is an excellent coach and trusted adviser and shows great adeptness in dealing with people from all different backgrounds and moves fluidly between sectors whilst always seeming to hold on to a set of core values that drives his work.”

Simon Tucker, Chief Executive

The Young Foundation

Fellow of The Young Foundation, and advised on strategies for ventures and grantees.

ECIAfrica

“Jon’s work allowed us to take a step back, see the big picture, and focus our marketing strategies. He helped define the steps needed to follow through on our strategic initiatives, and the staffing, structure, and relationships to reach our potential.”

Bill Grant, COO

ECIAfrica

With the management of ECIAfrica, developed a view on the full market potential for the company in southern and eastern Africa. ECIAfrica has been providing enterprising solutions to governments and companies in Africa since 1994. We interviewed clients and partners, analyzed available data and developed a strategic action plan for ECIAfrica to continue its rapid growth.

Emerging Markets Investors’ Alliance

Advised Chief Executive Ashok Parameswaran and the board on the expansion of EMIA.

Emerging Markets Investors’ Alliance

Advised Chief Executive Ashok Parameswaran and the board on the expansion of EMIA.

Nurcha

“Jon Huggett spent an intensive month at Nurcha, understanding the housing environment and our business. The output is a useful document charting the forward in terms of achieving sustainability while remaining on mission. This will form the basis of our strategic planning and fundraising activities.

We have a much better understanding of the economics of our work, and our ability to conduct this kind of analysis has been greatly heightened.”

Cedric de Beer, Chief Executive

Nurcha

Nurcha is a South African non-profit that finances the building of homes for low-income families. Over 100,000 homes have been built with Nurcha help. It has mobilised by $100,000,000 of private capital by working in partnership with commercial banks, the government and donors such as the Open Society Institute in New York.

Chief Executive Cedric de Beer needed to identify the future impediments to the delivery of homes to low-income South Africans, and how Nurcha could grow sustainably. With the support of the Open Society Institute, we identified different segments of the market faced different obstacles, to could craft Nurcha’s priorities accordingly. Analysis also showed how Nurcha can best design and deliver its services sustainably, and which new skills it should develop.

Nurcha now delivers more homes to poor South Africans with a clear focus for action supported by its key investor.

VolunteerMatch

“The Bridgespan Group has played a vital strategic role in VolunteerMatch’s success. Jon Huggett’s leadership and advice while at Bridgespan were vital for securing a major grant that dramatically expanded the impact and sustainability of our work.”

Greg Baldwin, President

VolunteerMatch

VolunteerMatch, the Web’s most popular volunteering network, helps millions of volunteers, nonprofit professionals, and business leaders connect and strengthen communities. While a Partner at Bridgespan, worked with VolunteerMatch to develop strategies to build the capacity of the nonprofit sector to attract and engage older adults in skilled volunteering.

Development Alternatives, Inc.

“With Jon we were able to focus on the critical issues of management structure, incentives and ownership. It is a great pleasure to work with a motivated, intelligent and perceptive professional, not to mention a nice guy.”

Adam Saffer, VP Strategy

Development Alternatives, Inc.

Development Alternatives, Inc. is one of the world’s multidisciplinary economic development advisory companies. Headquartered near Washington, DC, its people manage projects on five continents. Its business has grown healthily, doubling in the past 4 years.

DAI is opening a network of companies around the world as it grows and to meet clients’ increasing need for local resources instead of expatriates. The complexity of this network strained the old organization. Each company in the network needed to be entrepreneurial and strong in its own market while at the same time collaborating closely with each other company.

Jon helped DAI think through how to run effectively and efficiently an increasingly complicated organization. DAI needed to combine entrepreneurial accountability in each of its companies with global collaboration between them to serve worldwide clients.

Wolters Kluwer Health

“Working with Jon is a pleasure. He is smart, well-organized and able to work productively throughout my organization. Most importantly though, he is effective, his recommendations are always good and his implementation plans appropriate. I highly recommend Jon as a business advisor.”

Christopher Ainsley, CEO

Wolters Kluwer Health

Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading competitor in the fast growing business for health information — everything from publishing of medical text books to on-line databases for researchers. Its strong US business accounts for two thirds of the total.

CEO Christopher Ainsley needed to set a clear growth agenda for the business outside the USA. A kaleidoscope of choices fragmented focus. Which markets? What products? Where to invest in the supply chain? How to strengthen the organization? How much potential to seek?

Jon helped them focus onto these two critical markets, and then worked on the ground in Asia and Europe with their people to help build momentum. He also helped them find a dozen other major initiatives to improve the business, with both short-term and long-term impact ranging from simplifying their supply chain to improving in-market pricing.

Inspire

“We believe there is no better non-profit consultant than Jon Huggett to advise us on our international expansion for global impact. Jon brings phenomenal experience, knowledge and wisdom combined with a heart-felt passion for the nonprofit sector.”

Jack Heath, Founder

Inspire

While a Partner at Bridgespan, led a team to help the Founder and CEO of Inspire craft launch of ReachOut in the USA. Advised Inspire on launch of ReachOut in Ireland. As in independent advisor, helped the leadership teams of Inspire in Australia, the US and Ireland work together.

Choice Humanitarian

“Jon was exceptional at guiding and focusing our group in order to work through some very difficult issues and challenging group dynamics.”

Linda Smith, Board Chair

Choice Humanitarian

The Board of Choice Humanitarian needed help to address both short term needs, such as leadership and finances, and longer-term strategic questions. John Beck of North Star Leadership Group and Jon worked with the Board to help identify options, visiting villages in Guanajuato, Mexico where Choice Humanitarian acts, and then working with the Board of Directors to develop an action plan to address each of their issues.

Khulisa

“Khulisa originally met Jon in 2001 when he volunteered to render a skills development programme to incarcerated offenders in one of Johannesburg’s leading correctional facilities. Since our original contact, Khulisa has engaged with Jon on numerous fronts in both South Africa and the United Kingdom. Khulisa looks forward to working with Jon in the future.”

Lesley Ann Van Selm, Founder

Khulisa

Board President of Khulisa UK. Advised Khulisa in South Africa and volunteered for Khulisa to teach a class in Leeuwkop Prison on planning for a business.

Bannock Consulting

“As interim Managing Director at Bannock Consulting in London for most of 2004, Jon drove a challenging turnaround process by sharpening the firm’s focus on the market and clarifying its long-term strategy for growth. He revived morale among the staff, and engineered a smooth transition when the new permanent MD came on board at the end of the year.”

Tony Barclay, Board Chair

Bannock Consulting

Managed Bannock Consulting (now called DAI Europe) on an interim basis for DAI, its major shareholder. Bannock Consulting worked to strengthen institutions in both the private and public sectors, enabling them to serve their clients more efficiently.

ACIL

“Jon Huggett is a true professional, he focuses clearly on his client’s strategic intent, draws out the underlying value and drives to strong conclusions — fast. It has been a pleasure to work with Jon and we will certainly continue to use him as we roll out our global strategy.”

Stephen Moss, Chief Executive

ACIL

Advised Chief Executive Stephen Moss on options for growth and partnership.

SIX

Board Chair of SIX – the Social Innovation Exchange

SIX

First Board Chair of the Social Innovation Exchange 2012-1016

All Out

Board director of All Out, a 1.8 million member worldwide movement for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people worldwide. All Out is 501(c4) based in New York.

All Out

Board director of All Out, a 1.8 million member worldwide movement for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people worldwide. All Out is 501(c4) based in New York.

Seoul Innovation

Member of the Advisory Group for Seoul Innovation

Seoul Innovation

Member of the Advisory Group for Seoul Innovation

Dalberg

I have advised the Global Managing Partner and the Worldwide Partner Group of Dalberg on organization.

Dalberg

I have advised the Global Managing Partner and the Worldwide Partner Group of Dalberg on organization.

D-Capital

I am a board member of D-Capital Partners, and have counseled the Founder and Chief Executive.

D-Capital

I am a board member of D-Capital Partners, and have counseled the Founder and Chief Executive.

SANE

Advised Chief Executive of SANE on strategy

SANE

Advised Chief Executive of SANE on strategy

REACH OUT by Inspire Foundation

Advised Chief Executive of REACH OUT and Inspire Foundation on strategy.

REACH OUT by Inspire Foundation

Advised Chief Executive of REACH OUT and Inspire Foundation on strategy.

TCV

I have advised the Chief Executive of The Conservation Volunteers on strategy for the Green Gym.

TCV

I have advised the Chief Executive of The Conservation Volunteers on strategy for the Green Gym.

Bain & Company

Jon was a Partner in Toronto and Johannesburg with Bain & Company. While at Bain, he co-founded BGLAD, the Bain Gay and Lesbian Alliance for Diversity.

Bain & Company

Jon was a Partner in Toronto and Johannesburg with Bain & Company. While at Bain, he co-founded BGLAD, the Bain Gay and Lesbian Alliance for Diversity.

The Boston Consulting Group

Manager in the San Francisco office and Consultant in the New York office of The Boston Consulting Group.

The Boston Consulting Group

Manager in the San Francisco office and Consultant in the New York office of The Boston Consulting Group.

The Bridgespan Group

Partner leading teams helping 16 different clients in international development, education, web and youth focuses services tackling issues that included growth with constrained resources, picking programs for growth from large portfolios, and taking proven programs to new areas. While serving clients, also head of HR for the firm for three years. Jon relocated from San Francisco to help open the New York office.

The Bridgespan Group

Partner leading teams helping 16 different clients in international development, education, web and youth focuses services tackling issues that included growth with constrained resources, picking programs for growth from large portfolios, and taking proven programs to new areas. While serving clients, also head of HR for the firm for three years. Jon relocated to help open the NY office.

Pilkington

President of Pilkington Barnes Hind International. Vice President, Strategy, for Pilkington Visioncare.

Pilkington

President of Pilkington Barnes Hind International. Vice President, Strategy, for Pilkington Visioncare.

Nandos

With a team from The Third Foundation,  advised the leadership of Nando’s on their strategy to ‘do the right thing’

Nandos

With a team from The Third Foundation, advised the leadership of Nando’s on their strategy to ‘do the right thing’

Invest in Africa

Advised Director of Invest in Africa on strategy in Ghana

Invest in Africa

Advised Director of Invest in Africa, Will Pollen, on strategy in Ghana

Lifebox

Lifebox is a global charity dedicated to safe surgery. I advised founder and board chair Atul Gawande on strategy and organization.

Lifebox

Lifebox is a global charity dedicated to safe surgery. I advised founder and board chair Atul Gawande on strategy and organization.

Campbell Page

Advised Chief Executive of Campbell Page on strategy.

Campbell Page

Advised Chief Executive of Campbell Page on strategy.

STOP AIDS Project

For the STOP AIDS Project volunteered as a street outreach educator, strategic planner, board member, and Board President. The STOP AIDS Project was one of the world’s first community based organization dedicated to stopping the transmission of HIV. Founded in San Francisco in 1984 it pioneered many of the approaches, such as working with peers, that have been successful in slowing transmission and have been copied all over the world.

STOP AIDS Project

For the STOP AIDS Project volunteered as a street outreach educator, strategic planner, board member, and Board President. The STOP AIDS Project was one of the world’s first community based organization dedicated to stopping the transmission of HIV. Founded in San Francisco in 1984 it pioneered many of the approaches, such as working with peers, that have been successful in slowing transmission and have been copied all over the world.

Sentebale

Advised chief executive and board of Sentebale on its growth strategy

Sentebale

Advised chief executive and board of Sentebale on its growth strategy

Médecins Sans Frontières

Advised the leadership of Médecins Sans Frontières considering reforms to its global governance.

Médecins Sans Frontières

Advised the leadership of Médecins Sans Frontières considering reforms to its global governance.

TechnoServe

Advised TechnoServe on its strategy for consulting projects.

TechnoServe

Advised TechnoServe on its strategy for consulting projects.

Soros Economic Development Fund

Helped Soros Economic Development Fund develop its strategy for impact and sustainability.

Soros Economic Development Fund

Helped Soros Economic Development Fund develop its strategy for impact and sustainability.

Year Here

I am an Advisor and Faculty Member at Year Here

Year Here

I am an Advisor and Faculty Member at Year Here

The Social Innovation Partnership

I serve on the advisory board of The Social Innovation Partnership

The Social Innovation Partnership

I serve on the advisory board of The Social Innovation Partnership

SEIU

Advised the CFO and leadership of SEIU on its cost structure.

SEIU

Advised the CFO and leadership of SEIU on its cost structure.

Social Ventures Australia Leadership Council

Member of the Social Ventures Australia Leadership Council.  Advisor to Social Ventures Australia Consulting.

Social Ventures Australia Leadership Council

Member of the Social Ventures Australia Leadership Council. Advisor to Social Ventures Australia Consulting.

Leaders’ Quest

Associate of Leaders’ Quest.  Led Quests in Delhi and London.  Participated in Quests in Mumbai, Bangalore, Johannesburg, and Lagos.

Leaders’ Quest

Associate of Leaders’ Quest. Led Quests in Delhi and London. Participated in Quests in Mumbai, Bangalore, Johannesburg, and Lagos.

Teach First

Advised Teach First on goal setting.

Teach First

Advised Teach First on goal setting.

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Advised the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and London South Bank University on the establishment of a new institute.

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Advised the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and London South Bank University on the establishment of a new institute.

On Purpose

Advised Associates on On Purpose on scaling, as reflected in their blog http://onpurpose.uk.com/2012/09/opening-up-to-scale.html

CDC

Advised the leadership of CDC on its strategy for impact.

CDC

Advised the leadership of CDC on its strategy for impact.

Youth Focus

Advised chief executive and leadership of Youth Focus on its strategy

Youth Focus

Advised chief executive and leadership of Youth Focus on its strategy

International Center for Social Francishing

Senior Advisor to the ICSF

International Center for Social Francishing

Senior Advisor to the ICSF

Social Innovation Fund

Expert reviewer for the Social Innovation Fund of the US government.

Social Innovation Fund

Expert reviewer for the Social Innovation Fund of the US government.

WorkVentures

Advised WorkVentures in Sydney on its strategy for growth.

WorkVentures

Advised WorkVentures in Sydney on its strategy for growth.

Career Gear

Served on the board of Career Gear from 2008 to 2010.

Career Gear

Served on the board of Career Gear from 2008 to 2010.

Saïd Business School at Oxford University

Visiting Fellow at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the Saïd Business School at Oxford University.

Saïd Business School at Oxford University

Visiting Fellow at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the Saïd Business School at Oxford University.

IASSA

Member of the Investment Analyst Society of South Africa

IASSA

Member of the Investment Analyst Society of South Africa

Centre for Social Impact

2009 John B. Reid International Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Social Impact at the University of New South Wales in Sydney.

Centre for Social Impact

2009 John B. Reid International Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Social Impact at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. Delivered the John B. Reid annual lecture, for which you can see the video or text, was interviewed for TV by Peter Shergold, and recorded three podcasts. I presented research developed at CSI at to the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in North Carolina and at Milano, The New School for Management and Urban Policy in New York.

ORAM International

Founding board chair of ORAM International, an international NGO helping refugees fleeing sexual or gender-based violence .

ORAM International

Founding board chair of ORAM International, an international NGO helping refugees fleeing sexual or gender-based violence.

PlanetOut

CEO and President of PlanetOut at launch on web and AOL. Secured $3M funding for launch from Sequoia Capital.

PlanetOut

CEO and President of PlanetOut at launch on web and AOL. Secured $3M funding for launch from Sequoia Capital.

Macquarie Group Foundation

Advised Macquarie Group Foundation.

Macquarie Group Foundation

Advised Macquarie Group Foundation.

Global Business Coalition

Advised The Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on its US partnership strategy.

Global Business Coalition

Advised The Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on its US partnership strategy.

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Guest lecturer at The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore.

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Guest lecturer at The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore.

The Center for Justice and Accountability

Advised the chief executive and board of CJA on its strategy and board development.

The Center for Justice and Accountability

Advised the chief executive and board of CJA on its strategy and board development.

Evidence Aid

I advised the founders of Evidence Aid on the selection of its first full-time chief executive

Evidence Aid

I advised the founders of Evidence Aid on the selection of its first full-time chief executive

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

Advised the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada on its national organization.

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

Advised the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada on its national organization.

Health Matters, Inc.

Advised Peter Ujomu, the Chief Executive of Health Matters, Inc. in Lagos, Nigeria develop a new strategy for the next phase of growth. Health Matters, Inc. is a Nigerian NGO that delivers effective health care at low cost to poor people in Lagos.

Health Matters, Inc.

Advised Peter Ujomu, the Chief Executive of Health Matters, Inc. in Lagos, Nigeria develop a new strategy for the next phase of growth. Health Matters, Inc. is a Nigerian NGO that delivers effective health care at low cost to poor people in Lagos.

Zerapath

Board chair of Zerapath from 2006-2009.

Zerapath

Board chair of Zerapath from 2006-2009.

Thunderbird

Guest lecturer in strategy at American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird).

Thunderbird

Guest lecturer in strategy at American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird).

Stonewall Foundation

Judge on the Stonewall Foundation panel which awarded the Alan Morrow Price for Excellence in Board Leadership in 2008 and 2009.

Stonewall Foundation

Judge on the Stonewall Foundation panel which awarded the Alan Morrow Price for Excellence in Board Leadership in 2008 and 2009.

Samraksha

Led an effort in the UK to raise funds for anti-retroviral drugs for people with AIDS in the care of Samraksha.

Samraksha

Led an effort in the UK to raise funds for anti-retroviral drugs for people with AIDS in the care of Samraksha.

People Can

Counseled the leadership of People Can on strategic options.

People Can

Counseled the leadership of People Can on strategic options.

Harvard Business School

Judge at “Pitch for Change” at Harvard Business School in 2008.

Harvard Business School

Judge at “Pitch for Change” at Harvard Business School in 2008.

P&G

As Brand Manager launched Zest in the UK. Earlier worked through a progression or roles in sales and brand management.

P&G

As Brand Manager launched Zest in the UK. Earlier worked through a progression or roles in sales and brand management.