Partner, The Bridgespan Group
Preeta Nayak is a partner in The Bridgespan Group’s San Francisco office. While at Bridgespan, she has worked with a variety of nonprofit, foundation, and public-sector clients on questions of strategic planning and organization design. Nayak is a member of Bridgespan’s Leadership and Organization practice and leads the organization’s two-year consulting and capacity building program for nonprofit executive teams, Leading for Impact®. She is also coauthor of the book, Nonprofit Leadership Development: What’s Your “Plan A” for Growing Future Leaders? Prior to joining Bridgespan, Nayak was a classroom teacher and nonprofit manager. At The Junior Statesmen Foundation, she was the senior manager responsible for marketing and summer programs. She also directed educational programs at Prep for Prep in New York City and for Duke University’s Talent Identification Program. Nayak’s career began in the classroom, where she taught history at the middle and high school levels. She has a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Yale University, a master of arts degree in education from Columbia University, and a master of business administration degree from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.