Margaret Vaughan Cox
Founder and President
Margaret is a highly accomplished designer and facilitator of collaborative multi-stakeholder planning processes with 25 years of experience in her field and is sought out by a sophisticated client base of wealth owners, family office executives, foundations and boards of directors around the U.S. and beyond. Her work has taken her throughout North America, Latin 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, scenario planner and facilitator of high stakes multi-stakeholder planning initiatives. 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 visioning to helping family enterprises succeed across generations. She is a popular speaker on generational transitions 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 and non-profit volunteer, Margaret currently serves on the boards of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, the Houston Advanced Research Center and the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. She 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. Margaret’s previous board service includes the Harry Ransom Center for the Humanities at the University of Texas, the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, The Salvation Army of Greater Houston, the Collaborative for Children and Houston Wilderness.
Margaret and her husband have three children and live in Houston, Texas.