Ann West Figueredo
Ann West Figueredo has her M.B.A from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business and her B.A. with high honors from Haverford College. Ann’s career spans both the private and social sector.
Prior to launching MCG in 2021, Ann was the Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Haverford College, a leading liberal arts college outside of Philadelphia. Reporting directly to the President, Ann had full responsibility for Development, Alumni and Parent Relations, and their underlying technology and operations functions, as well as oversight of College Communications. As a member of the Senior Staff, Ann was active in all aspects of running the College and was a key interface to the Board, staffing several Board Committees.
From 2008 through 2020, Ann planned, executed and stewarded the largest comprehensive capital campaign in the 185 + year history of Haverford College, raising over $270 million, exceeding campaign goals by 20%, and meeting every financial target for each stated priority. She built a team and infrastructure to consistently deliver $20-25 million in annual philanthropic support and sustained that momentum well beyond the end of the campaign.
As an industry leader and forward looking strategist, Ann recruited experts to spearhead a syndicated market research behavioral study on the evolving donor landscape in the Liberal Arts, and galvanized a multi-college training for advancement professionals on antiracism.
Ann started in the pharmaceutical arena as a Senior Market Analyst at Pfizer International, and subsequently held various product manager and senior strategy roles at Banker’s Trust Company and Visa International. In the early 1990’s Ann became a Partner and Managing Director at Spectrem Group, a national management consulting and M&A firm in the financial services industry. After Spectrem was sold to publicly traded NFO Research and subsequently IPG, Ann was named President of the Board of Directors for Talking Talons Youth Leadership, a national award winning youth development and environmental education organization near Albuquerque, NM. Simultaneously, Ann was an independent consultant leading several large scale strategic assessments in the investment management and trust domains. She subsequently held senior positions as the Chief Solutions Architect at SEI Investments and as Director of the Capital Program at Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia.
Ann is a member of the Board of Directors of the Grand Canyon Conservancy in Arizona and of Puentes de Salud in Philadelphia, PA.
Ann is fluent in Spanish and conversational in French. She resides in the greater Philadelphia area with her husband and a menagerie of critters, with frequent visits from 3 grown children, their mates and adorable 2 granddaughters (so far!). She enjoys travel, hiking, cooking, yoga, horseback riding, indigenous cultures and a really good book.
Marlene L. Olshan
Marlene has her B.A. from Temple University and a Certificate in Public Policy Leadership from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Her career spans the corporate, social and public sectors.
Prior to forming Momentem Consulting Group( MCG) with Ann Figueredo in 2021, Marlene served as the CEO of Vetri Community Partnership (VCP) from 2015-2020. She was responsible for the strategic direction and the day to day operations of this non-profit whose mission is to improve the health outcomes of underserved children and families through culinary and nutrition education. Under Marlene’s leadership, VCP brought its programs to over 75 public and charter schools in the Philadelphia region.
From 2014-2015, Marlene served as the Deputy Commissioner for Performance Management and Accountability with the Department of Human Services ( DHS), City of Philadelphia. In this role, Marlene was responsible for analyzing and reporting all the metrics for the department, including those directly related to child safety.
Prior to DHS, Marlene spent 12 years at Big Brothers Big Sisters, the esteemed youth mentoring organization. From 2001- 2013, she served as CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern PA( BBBS SEPA- currently called BBBS Independence Region). As CEO, Marlene was instrumental in the development and expansion of two programs which became national models for the Big Brothers Big Sisters network. One program, the Amachi Mentoring Program, was geared specifically towards youth who had an incarcerated parent. The other program, called Beyond School Walls, was an innovative program that brought at-risk youth to a partner organization during the work day, allowing students to get exposure to careers in addition to an adult mentor. Both programs garnered national attention and allowed the organization to grow into the 3rd largest BBBS agency out of over 380 affiliates nationwide. After her successful career at BBBS SEPA, Marlene was asked to join the National Office of Big Brothers Big Sisters where she served as Chief Operating Officer for one year until the National Office moved to Dallas, Texas.
In the mid 1990’s, Marlene joined Spectrem Group, a boutique financial services consulting firm, where she served as Managing Director for Administration and Marketing. Marlene met Ann at Spectrem and they worked together at this firm for six years.
Prior to Spectrem, Marlene began her career out of college in the fashion retail sector. She served as Vice President, Stores, for various national retail chains such as Children’s Place, and Aeropostale, a division of Macy’s Specialty Stores. In these roles, Marlene was responsible for scaling up brick and mortar stores from concept to nationwide expansion, with direct P&L responsiblity. At each of these respective organizations, she served on the organization’s Executive Committee.
Marlene currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and the Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia and has been recognized in the past for her community service. She is a recipient of the “Connector” award from Leadership Philadelphia acknowledging her as a top leader in the region for exemplifying “high quality leadership and concern for the common good”. In both 2009 and 2016 she received the Humanitarian Award from B’Nai Brith Philadelphia, and is also the recipient of the Advocacy Award from the Center for Civil Rights.
Marlene resides in Center City Philadelphia with her wife Mindy and enjoys traveling, walking, cooking, biking, reading and time at the beach.