Investor Profile: Dr. Alice Mann, Operating Partner, Blue Wolf Capital
Dr. Alice Mann is an Operating Partner at Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC. The Blue Wolf Capital Funds are a family of private funds which focus on transformational investments in middle market companies.
For over 20 years, Dr. Mann has advised senior executives to build high-performing leadership teams, develop winning talent strategies, and design organizations that achieve outstanding performance results. As the human capital leader, Dr. Mann drives Blue Wolf's human capital due diligence and works directly with the leadership of Blue Wolf's portfolio companies to develop their talent strategies and capabilities to deliver on their value creation plans. Dr. Mann sits on Blue Wolf's ESG committee.
Dr. Mann was named Blue Wolf Operating Partner in 2018. Prior to joining Blue Wolf, Dr. Mann was the founder and CEO of Mann Advisors from 2005 to 2018. She has assessed and redesigned scores of organizations, from high growth start-ups to global Fortune 500 companies, across all major industries and sectors. Dr. Mann has evaluated and developed executive leaders and their teams at all stages of growth to achieve their strategic priorities.
From 2007 to 2018, Dr. Mann was a Senior Consulting affiliate of Kates Kesler Organization Consulting, a preeminent organization design firm based in New York City. More recently, she was also a Leadership Coaching affiliate of Agile Synthesis, a leadership development firm that works with high-growth start-ups. Previously, Dr. Mann was a vice president at JPMorgan Chase Bank, where from 1999 to 2005 she led large-scale change and restructuring initiatives during several global bank mergers between Chase Bank, JPMorgan, Bank One and Hambrecht and Quist.
Dr. Mann has taught a graduate course in leadership at Columbia University. Her book, Future First, was published by Routledge in May 2018 and is a practical guide for future-thinking leaders based on findings from interviews with over 50 business leaders. She is a senior contributor to Forbes.com.
Dr. Mann holds a B.A. in History from Reed College and a Ph.D. and M.A. in Social and Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. Additionally, she earned a two-year Organizational Dynamics certification from the William Alanson White Institute. At JPMorgan Chase, Dr. Mann received Six Sigma Black Belt training.
Listen to her "Interview with Private Equity Heavy Hitters" as featured on Northstar's podcast.