Sheila LewisSheila is known for her calm intensity when navigating complex business ideas and opportunities. She has an inclusive and collaborative work style, and is candid yet thoughtful in her communication. A strategist, she is exceptionally skilled in linking the idea of business growth with the strategic rigor and behavior to achieve it.

After 15 years in marketing innovation with corporations including Quaker Oats and Visa, Sheila founded two successful consulting firms. She grew the combined firms into a 40-employee multi-million-dollar business impact enterprise where she served as the CEO until January 1, 2020 when she sold her controlling interest.

Sheila transitioned into philanthropy, first with Tides, a $1.5B philanthropic social venture accelerator in San Francisco. In 2021, she accepted the inaugural Director, Cross-Organization Operations role at Pivotal Ventures, a Melinda French Gates Company, where she led the development of operational strategies, nurtured culture, and ensured organizational sustainability and impact at scale.

Dedicated to exhibiting proven leadership principles, Sheila has served in various capacities on 16 nonprofit trustee/director/advisory boards. Sheila earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Marketing and Management from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA with highest honors in Marketing and Finance from Atlanta University.