Natalie Foley /
VP & COO
With a background in strategy, technology implementation, and change management, Natalie has led projects for Peer Insight, IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers in various countries (the most exciting being Afghanistan), functions, and industries. The diversity of her experience is brought to bear throughout the innovation lifecycle, enabling strong exploratory and divergent thinking while maintaining a grasp on the ins and outs of execution. Natalie has worked in both the private and public sectors, with clients such as Allstate, DTE Energy, the World Bank, Kimberly-Clark, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Good Samaritan Society. Natalie serves on the board of the DC Social Innovation Project. She holds an MBA from UVA’s Darden School of Business and a BA in Psychology from The College of William and Mary.
What I love
What inspires me
My daughter and husband, underdogs, when things don’t go as planned, being outdoors, witnessing small and large courageous acts, intrapreneurs, and the power of a prototype.
A favorite moment at Peer Insight
I’m running late to a meeting to hear a colleague share her insights from a recent conference. I sit down; get out something to take notes with, and then look up at the presentation just in time to see the words “Nat-Fest!!” appear on the screen. What?! I, then, got whisked away by my colleagues to my favorite DC restaurant, playing “who knows Natalie” on the metro, and in general being celebrated by my fantastic team. What an amazing group of people I get to collaborate with each day!