Founder and President
A highly accomplished designer and facilitator of collaborative planning processes with 20 years of international experience in her field, Margaret is a trusted advisor to a sophisticated client base of wealth owners, senior leaders and boards of directors. Her work has taken her throughout North America, Europe, Australia, South Africa and the Middle East. Her client list includes leading multigenerational families, Fortune 100 companies, national governments, entrepreneurial enterprises, international NGOs 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. Once founding her own firm, she expanded beyond the corporate and not-for-profit sectors into family legacy and leadership planning, applying methodologies such as history mapping, scenario planning and vision mapping to helping family enterprises thrive across generations. Since 2008 she has been a senior consultant with Family Office Exchange (FOX), a global consultancy serving private wealth owners and their advisors, and is a go-to resource for private banks, trust companies and estate attorneys.
Margaret is sought after by clients for her exceptional ability to help a group articulate widely diverse - and sometimes wildly opposing - viewpoints, analyze the complexities of their environment and ultimately coalesce around a pathway forward to which they are all committed. She employs a combination of integrity, intelligence, wit, logic, intuition, experience, and reverence for the other in all her work and is widely respected for her effective blending of toughness and grace.
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 Ransom Center for the Humanities at the University of Texas, the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH), the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC), the Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH) and the Governing Council of Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. Past service includes Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management Alumni Advisory Board and the Greater Houston Salvation Army Board of Advisors.