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Jeanette Gorgas

Board Director, C-Suite Executive & Advisor

Strategic Growth, Operations & Transformation

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Lone Star Funds

Jeanette Gorgas’ Biography

Jeanette Gorgas is an innovative leader with over 25 years of C-Suite executive experience in growth strategy, operations and human capital management with public and private organizations. As a board member and advisor, Jeanette's expertise across a range of industries has created value for stakeholders, enhanced organizational performance and driven transformational growth.

At Delivery Hero, a leading DAX-listed technology company and food delivery platform, Jeanette serves on the Supervisory Board, leads the Strategy Committee and is a member of the Nomination Committee. She is a member of the Advisory Council for Women Business Collaborative, a unique group of distinguished organizations that works to achieve the goal of gender equality. She also serves on the Audit and Nominating & Governance Committees for Youth INC, an accelerator that empowers nonprofits serving New York City youth. She previously served on the board of Environmental Advocates of New York and the Advisory Board of IMPACT2030.

Throughout her career, Jeanette held an array of leadership roles, including Chief Strategy Officer at Grant Thornton, where she built and led the 65-person Office of Strategy Management, including mergers & acquisitions. Jeanette also held roles as Managing Director at Deutsche Bank, Chief Human Capital Officer at Valor Equity Partners and Senior Director of Strategic Leadership at Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

Building upon her success as a business executive, Jeanette joined Yale School of Management as Senior Associate Dean, where she oversaw the full spectrum of operations for the flagship MBA program and led a team of more than forty professionals.

Jeanette graduated with Distinction with an MSc from London School of Economics and holds a BS in Marketing from Rutgers University. She also completed management programs at Harvard Business School, including the Advanced Management Program and a course in Cybersecurity Management.

Jeanette’s Newsfeed

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Delivery Hero turns to Google Cloud BigQuery to improve data accessibility and sharing

In continuation with Delivery Hero’s mission to make data more accessible, the company created Data Hub, an innovative new infrastructure that focuses on security and efficiency. Data Hub will aid in advancing Delivery Hero’s learning capabilities by sharing data within a common environment.

Delivery Hero supports the #StayonBoard initiative

Jeanette Gorgas and Delivery Hero pledge their support for the #StayonBoard Initiative, which allows individuals serving on boards to temporarily suspend their appointments, rather than resign due to parental leave or illness. Jeanette cites the importance of allowing employees, especially women, to commit their time to family without risking their leadership positions.

Jeanette’s Background

Delivery Hero (DLVHF)
Supervisory Board | Strategy Committee & Nomination Committee
Jun 2020 - Present
Berlin, DE
Founded in 2011, Delivery Hero is a leading technology company and food ordering platform that serves restaurants and customers around the world.
Grant Thornton LLP
Chief Strategy Officer
Jul 2015 - Nov 2018
New York, NY, USA
Grant Thornton LLP, the US division of Grant Thornton International Ltd, is a leading independent audit, tax and advisory firm. Client-driven and innovative, Grant Thornton’s professionals seek to transform companies and provide high-quality services for each and every client.
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Current Board Positions

Sunlight Financial (SUNL)
Chairperson of the Compensation Committee
Jul 2021 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Sunlight Financial is on a mission to help fund America’s transition to a clean future, one house at a time. Sunlight Financial is rapidly growing to become the leading provider of consumer loans for residential solar.
Delivery Hero (DLVHF)
Supervisory Board | Strategy Committee (Chairperson) & Nomination Committee
Jun 2020 - Present
Berlin, DE
Founded in 2011, Delivery Hero is a leading technology company and food ordering platform that serves restaurants and customers around the world.
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Previous Board Positions

inDinero
Board of Directors | Compensation Committee
Mar 2019 - Apr 2020
Portland, OR, USA
inDinero is an accounting software and services company that dedicates itself to making accounting and taxes easier for clients to manage through their team of experienced CFOs, CPAs and Controllers.
Environmental Advocates of New York
Board of Directors
Dec 2010 - Nov 2013
Albany, NY, USA
Ever since 1969, Environmental Advocates of New York has served as the leading watchdog group in Albany that promotes environmental protection and public health policies.

Current Advisory Roles

Women Business Collaborative
Advisory Council
Sep 2020 - Present
Washington, DC, USA
Women Business Collaborative is an alliance of female business leaders who strive for equality of power, position and pay in the workforce.

Previous Advisory Roles

IMPACT2030
Advisory Board
Sep 2017 - Jun 2020
Alexandria, VA, USA
Launched in 2015, the IMPACT2030 Initiative brings large companies together to advance the United Nations’ goals for sustainability and creativity.

Media

Webinar: Privacy in cross-border M&A - convergence in CCPA/GDPR
Moderator
Mar 2021
Jeanette Gorgas moderated a panel titled "Privacy in cross-border M&A - convergence in CCPA/GDPR," which discussed the importance of data privacy along with several other topics.
Delivery Hero supports the #StayonBoard initiative
Contributor
Feb 2021
Berlin, DE
Delivery Hero announced its support of the #StayonBoard initiative, which urges a change in legislation for supervisory and management board members to temporarily pause their role when they take a leave of absence. Jeanette is quoted, saying 'The prevailing legal situation in Germany makes it particularly difficult for women to take on responsibility on supervisory boards and executive boards.'
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Publications

People + Strategy Journal: The Gift of Creating a New Future
Co-Guest Editor
Jan 2021
"Nearly everything has changed, necessarily, but not all change is bad. Change brings the opportunity to reimagine and redesign," Jeanette Gorgas states in an article for SHRM. Along with co-author Shawn Layden, Jeanette discusses the changes in 2020 that mark the beginning of the 21st century.

Memberships

WomenExecs on Boards
Member
Edmond, OK, USA
WomenExecs on Boards is a global network of Board-ready women with C-Suite and senior executive experience. Jeanette recently led the development of a partnership between WEoB and Eleven Canterbury, an exclusive network that provides a forum for industry leaders to share advice, ideas and experiences.
Women Corporate Directors
Member
Stuart, FL, USA
Women Corporate Directors (WCD) is the largest community of female corporate board directors in the world. The organization has over 8500 members that serve on both private and public boards across the globe.
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Specialist Courses

MIT Sloane School of Management
Corporate Innovation: Strategies for Leveraging Ecosystems
2019
Cambridge, MA, USA
This course equips executives with the high-level tools necessary to understand innovation and entrepreneurship in the ecosystems around them, shift to a more effective ecosystem-based open innovation approach, and design programs to engage effectively with external stakeholders.

Training & Management Courses

Harvard Kennedy School
Cybersecurity Management Program
2019
Cambridge, MA, USA
The Cybersecurity Management Program focuses on technical and policy aspects of security, surveillance and conflict. It provides an overview on the techniques of risk analysis and threat-modeling applicable to a broad set of problems and provides attendees with the skills needed to work in situations in which policy and technology interact.
Harvard Business School
Women on Boards Program
2016
Cambridge, MA, USA
The Women on Boards Program is designed specifically for top women executives and provides insight into navigating the board selection process and maximizing success in the role of corporate director.

Charitable Interests

New York Cares
Volunteer
Jun 2017 - 2020
New York, NY, USA
New York Cares, founded in 1987 by a group of residents, is a nonprofit organization that promotes volunteer management for those who want to take initiative against social issues in New York City.
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Volunteer
Jun 2006 - Feb 2008
London, UK
Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) provides seriously ill children from across the UK with life-saving treatments. The charity helps fund research, medical equipment, support projects and accommodation.

Business Interests

#stayonboard
Supporter
#StayonBoard works toward changing legislation in order to make it possible for supervisory and management board members to temporarily pause their role when they take a leave of absence.

Jeanette’s Education

London School of Economics
MSc with honors | Management
2012 - 2014
Harvard Business School
Advanced Management Program
2003 - 2003
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