Jane Cavalier is CEO and founder of BrightMark Consulting, Westport, Conn., one of four successful strategic services companies she has built over the past 25 years. She brings to Nemours more than 15 years of helping executive leaders and Boards of companies grow and build value through powerful identities and brands, greater strategic focus and effective consumer engagement with a focus on radical differentiation, relevancy and authenticity. Her expertise includes strategic consulting in the private and public sectors, including children’s hospitals, as well as NGO’s.
Prior to founding BrightMark, Ms. Cavalier led strategic planning for clients of McCann-Erickson worldwide, the world’s largest advertising agency. At McCann-Erickson, she built the world’s first global brand consultancy and led the rebranding of global companies including Marriott, Motorola and US Airways. She also briefly taught as an adjunct professor at the Yale School of Management and NYU Stern School of Business, and was actively involved in the Luxury Marketing Council, the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and recognized on Crain’s annual 40 Under 40 list.
A consultancy with a major pediatric hospital ignited her passion for advancing children’s health and in increasing basic research and accessibility to quality care for all children. Ms. Cavalier’s talents and interests complement Nemours’ promise to help children grow up healthy and reach their full potential.
Ms. Cavalier is a member of the Board of Governors of the RAND Corporation, which oversees the Pardee RAND Graduate School – the world’s oldest accredited public policy school, which awards the only PhD in policy analysis, and a member of the Board of the American Composers Orchestra (ACO) based in NYC. She received her bachelor’s degree in economics from Union College and completed graduate courses at Columbia Business School and New York University Gallatin School.