Rodgers Palmer

C. Rodgers Palmer, Ph.D.

Rodgers is a Partner at ghSMART. He works with his clients on issues ranging from board feedback to organizational design to due diligence to senior executive selection and onboarding. He has advised clients including hedge funds, limited partners, venture capital and private equity firms and their portfolio companies, publicly traded companies, non-profits, and US Senate and House staff. He has worked in diverse industries such as pharmaceuticals, heavy industry and manufacturing, professional services, retail and education. Rodgers also leads the firm’s organizational assessment and due diligence work.

Prior to joining ghSMART, Rodgers was a Practice Expert at the management consulting firm of McKinsey & Company, where he worked for over seven years advising banking, industrial and pharmaceutical clients on strategy issues, organizational culture and change management. Rodgers was a core member of McKinsey’s Organization practice and developed many of the ideas and tools used to diagnose and improve corporate and team effectiveness. He also co-led one of the most successful training programs at McKinsey, designed to improve the understanding, skill and comfort of consultants serving clients on organizational and people issues.

Rodgers holds a Ph.D. from Yale University in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and an A.B. from Princeton University in Molecular Biology where he graduated Cum Laude and Sigma Xi. Rodgers lives in Arlington, VA with his wife and family.

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