Mary Francia is a Partner in the Board Practice and based in the Atlanta office. She brings 25 years of international leadership and executive management experience in Telecom, Consumer Electronics, Media, and Healthcare to help boards with composition strategy and succession planning.
Before joining Odgers Berndtson, Mary was Managing Director at SEROWIRES; a management consulting and advisory for market development, portfolio transformation, and risk management. Previously, she held strategy, marketing and sales roles at Nokia, Royal Philips, Time Warner Cable, Flex, and Air-Liquide in Europe and the Americas. She has also been a business strategy advisor at EICTA (Digital Europe); Philips Research, Bell Labs; The US National Science Foundation, and several technology incubators.
Mary holds a Bachelor in Business Administration and an MBA in International Business. She also earned a Certification from INSEAD in International Corporate Governance and since 2014, serves on the Board of the INSEAD Directors Network. She is fluent in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.