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Valerie Bockstette

Managing Director

Valerie has over 15 years of experience in advising leading organizations and collaborations around the world on strategy, evaluation, and organizational capacity.

Role at FSG

Valerie joined FSG in 2007, has worked for the firm in both the United States and in Europe, and has been a member of the FSG leadership team since 2013. On the consulting side, Valerie dedicates much of her time to collective impact, having built and coached collaboratives on topics including early care and education, juvenile justice reform, poverty alleviation, and prisoner reentry. Valerie has also worked with many leading foundations and their grantees around the world on strategy and evaluation projects, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Wallace Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation, the Kauffman Foundation, the Oak Foundation, the Elton John AIDS Foundation, and the MasterCard Foundation. Valerie has contributed to numerous FSG publications and her blogs have appeared online at the Guardian, the Harvard Business Review, and Forbes India.

Before FSG

Prior to FSG, Valerie served as the Managing Director of New Sector Alliance, a nonprofit firm connecting the talents of recent graduates and consulting professionals to the strategic needs of social enterprises. Between her undergraduate and graduate school studies, Valerie worked for three years in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Credit Suisse in both New York and Frankfurt, Germany.


  • Harvard Business School, MBA, George F. Baker Scholar
  • Brown University, BA, magna cum laude, International Relations and Economics


  • German
  • English

On working at FSG

“I am at FSG because I believe wholeheartedly in our mission of reimagining social change. Being surrounded every day by people, be it colleagues or clients, who share my passion for making a difference in the world, is invigorating beyond words. Further, I am constantly humbled and challenged by my ever-changing role: depending on the hour of the day I am a learner, a teacher, an advocate, a trusted advisor, a change agent, a peer, a consultant, a mentor, a researcher, a presenter, or a writer. No day is ever the same and I am grateful that I’ve found a place where I can apply my analytical skills to issues that really matter.”