Mary Olson-Menzel

CEO and Founder - MVP Executive Development

Mary Olson-Menzel is CEO and Founder of MVP Executive Development, a national leadership development and organizational management consultancy with offices in New York City, Greenwich, CT and Chicago. Before starting her company in 2012, Olson-Menzel was a partner at two leading executive search firms and spent a decade at Tribune Company as Managing Director leading a team of 40+ human capital professionals. She started her career as a television reporter, where her innate curiosity and ability to connect with people paved the way to her life's work: helping leaders channel what inspires them into more fulfilling and successful personal and professional journeys.

As a seasoned leadership coach, Olson-Menzel works with both companies and individuals to unlock potential that improves business performance and catalyzes growth. Her Spark Insight Coaching method brings an “outside-in” perspective that nurtures teamwork among business leaders and helps established, mid-career professionals reconnect to what fuels their passion so they can lead with greater authenticity and effectiveness.

She and her team work with a range of clients, from media, communications and healthcare to private equity, public institutions and non-profits, partnering to create sustainable, positive change at an individual, team and organizational level.