William Meehan

William Meehan William F. Meehan III is the Raccoon Partners Lecturer in Management at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a Director Emeritus of McKinsey and Company. His teaching and research are focused on two areas: general management and leadership; and nonprofits and philanthropy. Mr. Meehan teaches Strategic Management of Nonprofits and is a regular writer and speaker on nonprofit strategy, governance, and performance measurement. At Stanford, he is also a faculty affiliate of the Center for Social Innovation; member of the Board of Advisors of the Stanford Social Innovation Review; and a founding member of the Advisory Council of the Center for Philanthropy and the Civil Society. He is a long-time Board member of Guidestar and the San Francisco Symphony and a member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Endowment Board; former Chair and Board member of the United Way of the Bay Area, and former member of the Board of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Fordham Prep, and former member of the California Roundtable. He created and leads a new required course for all Stanford GSB students, the Synthesis Seminar, which is focused on integrating what they have learned from a general management perspective and on their professional and personal development. Mr. Meehan retired in December 2009 after over 30 years at McKinsey & Company where his focus was working with chief executives and senior leaders in technology, private equity, retail, financial services, and media on topics of top management strategy, organization, and leadership, including mentoring more than a dozen new CEOs in shaping their agendas. In addition to his service to clients, he held many leadership roles with the Firm. As a member of the Shareholders Council, McKinseys board, he was Chair of the Client Committee and Chair of the McKinsey Investment Office, which oversees more than $5 billion in investments. He was also Vice-Chair of the Directors Review Committee, Founder and Chair of the Private Equity and Venture Capital Practice; Chair of the West Coast Practice, and Managing Director of the San Francisco Office. He is currently a Director of Juniper Networks.