Michelle is a senior leader with the consistent ability to run and scale businesses, and a commitment to creating world class cultures by developing and articulating a clear vision that ignites the organization to deliver innovation, drives P&L focused top line growth, and builds powerful global brand franchises. She creates forward thinking vision and executable plans that have driven strong growth at Gillette, P&G and Keurig by leveraging the combination of new product innovation, acquisition, ecommerce/social media, brand building, and overall excellence in marketing and sales execution. Of tremendous value has been her operational expertise across all functional areas including manufacturing, R&D, procurement, distribution and IT, and her ability to create a positive and focused culture that delivers both financial results and a commitment to a higher purpose.
Michelle is currently on the Board of Directors of iRobot Corp, Tervis Tumbler Company and Young Innovations Inc.; a Director Advisor to The Cambridge Group (a AC Nielson Company); the Expert in Resident at the Harvard Innovation Lab and is a professional speaker on leadership, innovation and Women’s Leadership.
In her previous position, Michelle was President of KEURIG, INC., a $2 billion division of Keurig Green Mountain [NASDAQ: GMCR], where she had full P&L leadership with direct reports in all functional areas, and directed marketing and operations of all products across all sales channels, including management of the business partnership network. During her five year tenure, Keurig’s single serve coffee system grew from 2+ to 16+ Million installed households delivering a CAGR of 61% in net sales and 74% in operating income and propelling total GMCR sales from $493 million in revenue in 2008 to $4.3 Billion revenue for FY 2013. Her commitment to leadership, sustainability, and culture resulted in Keurig being elected to the top 10 places to work in Massachusetts two times.
Prior to joining Keurig, Michelle had a successful 25 year career with GILLETTE including the PROCTER & GAMBLE acquisition of Gillette in 2005. In her last role at P&G, she was Vice President & General Manager Global Profession – Oral Care where she directed the Global Professional activities for the Crest and Oral-B brands, led 700 people in 70+ countries, oversaw $220MM in net sales, delivered over $20MM in cost reduction and integration efficiency, and created a highly efficient global organization structure. Her previous positions at Gillette included Vice President, Global Business Management-Oral-B, Profession and Kids Oral Care, leading the global management and development of the kids business and the B2B Professional business; and Vice President, Global Business Management – Manual Oral Care, overseeing global business planning focused on product development and international market expansion including the launch of Oral-B Pulsar.
Previous leadership roles at Gillette included Vice President, Global Business Management-Stationery Products Division at Parker & Waterman, providing global general management and new product innovation, and participating in the divestiture team negotiating the Rubbermaid acquisition in 2000; Vice President of Marketing, Grooming and Personal Care with net sales >$1.4 Billion, including the Launch of Gillette Mach3 in the USA.
Michelle started her career in product management at CLAIROL and RICHARDSON-VICKS. She received her Masters in Management from J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, her B.S. from Dartmouth College.
Balance, Hidden Stars and Apples: What I learned Over Coffee
The only “things” within an organization that can CREATE are its people. Only people can generate growth because only people can innovate. Yet, employees are the most undervalued, under-motivated resources. WHY? Because most leaders let their employees become disengaged. A leader’s ability to generate employee engagement is a skill that is critical to creating positive business results.
Michelle’s talk will outline simple skills that leaders can develop in order to build a fully engaged team.
10 Lessons Leaders Learn from Michelle
1. Why it’s essential to be yourself (and how to do it!)
2. How to balance 6 key components of leadership
3. How to build a personal leadership statement
4. Why “seeing the apple” is important when listening to opinions
5. How to create engagement by bringing out “the star” in everyone
6. How to build a powerful mission & value statement and bring it to life
7. What you do, and how you do it, creates the culture
8. What it means to “listen for greatness” from others
9. The importance of the middle to drive business results
10. How to use the Corporate Mission to create employee engagement and shareholder value
Keurig, Gillette Mach 3, and Oral B: Strategies that Transform Innovation
Michelle brings her expertise in building strong-growth businesses, like Keurig and Oral-B, to other companies. This year she will be an Expert in Residence at the Harvard Innovation Lab at Harvard University.
5 Strategies that Transform Innovation: Keurig, Gillette Mach3 and Oral-B
In Michelle’s keynote speech on Strategy and Innovation, she begins with insight into building a strong strategic vision and culminates with strategies to create exciting innovation prospects.
Strategic Vision and Planning
My Career Journey: Balance, Leadership and Personal Choices
Michelle was a member of one of the first classes of women to attend Dartmouth College, and from that moment continued to be a trail blazer. Over the last 35 years, she has balanced both a successful career and a successful marriage. Together, Michelle and her husband, Bud, have raised two children who are now adults and forging their way in their own careers.
Along the way, Michelle has managed many of the challenging balancing acts and trade-offs that one experiences during life’s journey.
In Michelle’s keynote speech on Women’s Leadership, you will learn how to consider the “Right Choices” for your life and career, and may even have a laugh or two as she shares stories about her colorful journey that has been fully enjoyed!
1. It’s about making choices
2. It’s not a straight road; be prepared for bumps
3. Making the most of the bumps
4. 7 things that make “the dual career” easier
5. Don’t measure yourself on anyone else’s time schedule
“Michelle’s insights on developing a culture of organizational engagement provoked discussions that lasted long after the end of her keynote speech. Her command of the topic and her experience as a CEO made the lessons she shared less about theory and more about the real and tangible impact for a successful business. She captured the audience with genuine style and powerful storytelling. She brought the topic to life by translating it into meaningful insights for the audience.”
“Each year NBTY invites our top leaders from around the world to come together in a special forum to share ideas, track our path, define our future goals and generally energize the organization to be the very best global wellness company we can be. We were pleased and honored to have Michelle Stacy join us as a special keynote speaker to kick off this year’s NBTY Leadership Conference. Our 2014 event focused on the topics of leadership and unlocking the power of true teamwork, two subjects that Michelle was able to personally speak to as a respected and accomplished leader in the consumer marketing space. Michelle’s presentation followed the opening remarks of our CEO setting the stage for the topics that would follow during the two day conference. Her presentation was not only engaging but truly inspiring and thought provoking. Michelle provided our leaders with valuable insights that allowed us to take another look at our roles and skills as leaders while providing real world advice on how we can energize and activate our leadership at every level. Using some very simple visual cues, she challenged the audience to look at day-to-day situations from different angles allowing us to better understand the viewpoints of our peers and overcome some of the most common obstacles to effective teamwork. Our post meeting survey confirmed that Michelle’s content, presentation style, personal experience and insights truly resonated with everyone in the audience surpassing our goals and expectations for the conference. Once again we were pleased and honored to have her join this year’s NBTY Leadership Conference.”
“I found Michelle to be an engaging speaker with a great message. She clearly earns the attention of her audience much like she earns the trust and confidence of her teams. It’s easy to see why she has been so successful in her work.”
“Michelle’s powerful points about the importance of both leadership and compassion in the workplace moved me. She cares for both her colleagues and the community; I am honored to partner with her to help move United Way’s work forward.”
“Michelle delivered a powerful presentation to Ropes & Gray’s Women’s Forum, whose members include women attorneys from the firm’s six U.S. offices. She offered valuable insights about how she was able to advance professionally while balancing an equally busy personal life. Our attorneys found Michelle to be inspiring, engaging and candid.”