Margaret Vaughan Cox
Founder and President
A highly accomplished strategy consultant with over 20 years of experience, Margaret is a trusted advisor to a sophisticated client base of senior leaders, wealth owners and boards of directors. Her work has taken her throughout North America, Europe, Australia, South Africa and the Middle East. Her client list includes small cap to Fortune 100 companies, leading family enterprises and private foundations.
Prior to forming MCV Consulting in 2002, Margaret served as a principal at Generon Consulting (now Reos Partners and Generon International) in Boston where she honed her skills as a strategy consultant and scenario planner. After founding her own firm, she began focusing on strategy formation for multi-generational family enterprises where she applies methodologies such as history mapping, scenario planning and vision mapping to helping family enterprises thrive across generations. She is a popular speaker on family succession planning and transition and is a senior consultant with Family Office Exchange (FOX), a global consultancy serving private wealth owners and their advisors.
Margaret earned her Bachelor of Arts degrees in English Literature and Art History and an MBA from Vanderbilt University. She is certified in the facilitation of the scenario planning methodology through the Global Business Network (GBN) in Amsterdam, is a graduate of the Society for Organizational Learning’s Foundations for Leadership program in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is a Birkman® certified coach. Margaret is also a graduate of the American Works of Art Masters Program at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York City.
An active civic leader, Margaret is a member of the International Women’s Forum and a past director of The Texas Lyceum, a select group of 96 leaders from across the state of Texas. She serves on the boards of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC), the Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH) and the Advisory Boards of Vanderbilt's Owen Graduate School of Management, Rice University's Shepherd School of Music and the Harry Ransom Center for the Humanities at the University of Texas.