Nancy has spent more than thirty years in and around the C-suite and the boardroom, in both public and private companies, from early stage to Fortune 1000, leading global operations, business units, starting up new markets and launching new businesses. She has served on numerous boards, including public, private, startup and not for profit. Nancy is a committed finance jock by education & experience, a survivor of global technology implementations and development pre-agile, and a passionate advocate for the ability of good leadership, governance and technology to drive positive change in the world. She graduated from Wellesley College magna cum laude (Wellesley Scholar) with a degree in Economics and Sociology and has an MBA from Adelphi University. Nancy is an avid swimmer, yogini, cook and Francophile. She plays at golf.
Heidi Solomon Allen
Chief Innovation, Development & Legal Officer
Heidi has been a key driver of innovation in companies from technology start-ups to publicly traded companies. A board director, former GC and Corporate Secretary of a multibillion dollar healthcare company, she has mentored first-time CEOs, C-suite members and boards. At several junctures in her career, she has successfully driven compliant solutions to strategic and legal challenges faced by growing companies in highly regulated industries. These experiences uniquely qualify her to be Chief Development, Innovation & Legal Officer of The Concinnity Company where she facilitates the introduction of cloud-based tools that innovate by producing secure, effective collaboration between boards and c-suite members, ensuring that directors successfully carry out their fiduciary duties and minimizing risk. When she’s not trying to improve the world with Concinnity, one company at a time, she pursues her love of the sea from her home in Charleston, SC, with her growing family.
Matthew Cook is an experienced executive, developer and project manager. He joined The Concinnity Company team after leading a SaaS startup for 7 years from Baltimore. From his past work, Matthew has learned how to lead teams and cultivate talent in order to make sure companies have the best infrastructure and development. Matthew received a Bachelors and Masters in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from John Hopkins University. During his career, he has secured a patent for a method and system for secure distribution and tracking of information via multiple social networks. Matthew enjoys new challenges, sports, traveling and dining out.
Michael is a seasoned finance and operating executive whose career began as a money center banker. He has broad and deep experience as a CFO and as a COO in a wide variety of companies, ranging from startup to multinational operations. He has served public, private and private equity sponsored companies in a variety of industries, including manufacturing software, healthcare, financial services, construction, energy and utilities. His focus has been leading teams through rapid change, focusing on clarifying strategy to build profit and improving operations over time. Additional areas of expertise include raising capital, strategic alliances, restructuring, business strategy and IT alignment, emerging growth and executive mentoring. Michael has an MBA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and BA cum laude from Birmingham Southern College. Michael enjoys spending time with his family, singing bass in church choirs, hiking and camping.
Director of Outreach, Operations & Customer Success
Kendal graduated from The University of Alabama with a degree in Communication and Information Sciences, while also minoring in Computer Technology and Applications. She specializes in enhancing the client experience through the use of research and social media communications. She loves to grow online presences, while also projecting the client’s personality and brand onto each social platform. In her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis, hiking with her dog and going to concerts.
Concinnity Services- Individual Development
Karen is the executive advisor who assesses and accelerates the performance of extremely analytical people. She has a specialty niche in optimizing the performance of bright leaders as an executive assessor, coach and facilitator with a unique combination of skills – a licensed psychologist with a background in industrial and systems engineering and an operational leader in the world’s largest human resources consulting firm. Karen’s specialty niche expertise is challenging analytical leaders to go beyond smart in order to accomplish more impact with their talents. She travels globally to advise clients who are changing the way business gets done. She is certified in Marshall Goldsmith Coaching methodology. Karen is a licensed psychologist and a summa cum laude graduate in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She completed her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Georgia.