Bio: Christina Bark is a trusted business advisor with expertise in strategy, risk management, operational optimization, leadership development and change implementation. Christina’s diverse experience as a corporate leader, attorney and entrepreneur has honed her ability to design and promote achievable solutions. Her results-oriented approach is well-suited to accelerate growth, optimize operations, manage risk and introduce new business models. Previously, Christina was Global Leader of Business Affairs for Oliver Wyman, where Christina was responsible for business process optimization, operational risk mitigation and leading a global team. She focused on enhancing the firm’s ability to win projects, increase client loyalty and maximize revenue while minimizing risk exposure. She led programs that enhanced the business through innovative training and organizational transformation. Christina’s legal expertise has fueled her business success. She served as Chief Legal Counsel for Oliver Wyman prior to its acquisition by Marsh & McLennan, as General Counsel of Scient, Inc. and as a Senior Attorney for IBM. She practiced law with Porter Simon and Proskauer Rose LLP. She has represented private, public and governmental clients in the areas of general commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, real estate and land use, employment law, traditional labor law, complex litigation, trust and estate administration and bankruptcy. Christina is admitted to practice in California and Nevada. Christina’s “hands-on” experience building businesses fortifies her effectiveness as an advisor. Oliver Wyman is one of the fastest growing top-tier, strategy-consulting firms. Scient was one of the fastest growing start-ups during the dot-com era. Christina was also co-owner of a retail business in the Bay Area founded with limited capital and an abundance of sweat equity. The business expanded into four locations in five years and was successfully sold at a competitive price. Christina understands the challenges and accountability of driving business growth. Vassar College (A.B., Sociology) and Stanford Law School (J.D.).
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