Jennifer Nevitt currently works as Lead Adjunct Faculty, Learning Group Consultant for the Master of Science in Organization Development program at Pepperdine University. She is also currently an independent organization development consultant in Silicon Valley as well as currently Board Vice President for Families Like Ours, a non-profit agency based in Seattle. Recently, she was Director of Organization Development at Microsoft in the Services division. Jennifer has two decades of experience helping companies and leaders in such areas as executive selection and development, talent management, organization effectiveness, strategic planning, building high-performing teams, and merger and acquisition integration. Her expertise on cultural integration was the basis for her article, “Merging Cultures,” which was published in the October 2004 issue of American Executive.
Jennifer has worked both nationally and internationally as a Partner at Oliver Wyman, Delta Organization & Leadership, as a consultant with RHR International Company, as well as other firms. Some former clients include Berkeley National Laboratory, Kraft Foods, Motorola, United Airlines, Experian, Steelcase, Pfizer, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and University of California Office of the President. Before beginning consulting work, Jennifer also had years of practical experience at the senior management level in manufacturing.
Jennifer also worked as Affiliate Research Scientist with the Center for Effective Organizations (CEO) at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business in which she is third author in an award winning publication, receiving the McGregor Award for best journal article of 2011. The article is titled, Large Group Interventions: An Empirical Field Study of Their Composition, Process, and Outcomes and was published in the prestigious Journal of Applied Behavioral Science.
Jennifer earned her Doctoral degree and MA in Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology. She earned her MS in Organization Development from Pepperdine University and received her BA in Psychology at California State University, Northridge.