Cynthia works to create a living economy with people and planet at the center. Her approach combines expertise in strategy and analytics with biomimcry and systems thinking. She is Founder of GatherWell, a hub for purpose-driven Entrepreneurs, and Co-Founder of Living Economy Advisors, building the regenerative economy.
She was formerly a Partner at the Management Consulting firm Fitzgerald Analytics, which developed a unique analytics-based consulting model which repeatedly generated multi-million-dollar gains for clients, and made the Inc 5000 list. Clients included Fortune 500 companies primarily in the financial services, technology and automotive sectors. She co-founded the Social Sector practice and worked to expand the reach of leading social innovation members of the New Profit portfolio.
Later, she chaired the Advisory Board on Client Data Management for Catholic Charities USA whose network administers more than $720 million in social services annually and spearheaded a coalition to develop Collective Force, a Case Management system for multi-programmatic human services organizations.
Cynthia holds an M.Sc. in Socio-economic, Technological and Environmental Planning from Roskilde University in Denmark and a BA with High Honors from Wesleyan University. She contributes to top sites including Business Insider, Idealist, Living Cities and the Inter-American Development Bank. In 2016, Cynthia was named Lead Ambassador for Lean Start-up for her work bringing the lean approach to the social impact space. She lives in Berkeley, California with her husband and daughter and loves long walks, snorkeling and the combination of great conversation and great tea.