Jen McClure is founder and managing director of Consultants Collective, and CEO of JEM Consulting, LLC, the corporate entity of Consultants Collective. Jen is an advisor, consultant, board member and investor. She has extensive management experience at public and private companies, as well as in the nonprofit sector. She founded Consultants Collective because she believes that as businesses need help to transform for success in the future, management consulting needs to be transformed as well
Jen's expertise includes digital and social media, marketing and communications, investor communications, cybersecurity and digital risk management, and M&A in new media and technology organizations. She is a limited partner of Off the Grid Ventures and Spike Ventures, where she sits on the investment committee. Jen was vice president of digital and social media for Thomson Reuters, where she founded and led the company's Digital Center of Excellence, responsible for digital and social business strategy, transformation, enablement, digital governance and risk management. She also led the Digital Communications team, responsible for global internal and external communications across digital channels.
Jen is considered to be one of the original authorities on digital and social media. She has advised corporations, nonprofits and NGOs, including the United Nations, on digital and social media strategy and best practices. In 2005, she founded the Society for New Communications Research (SNCR) and served as board chair for 11 years. In 2016, she led the merger between SNCR and The Conference Board. She now chairs the advisory board for SNCR of The Conference Board and leads The Conference Board’s Council on Social Media.
Jen is a NACD Governance Fellow, and serves on the NACD's Entrepreneurial Board Steering Committee. She is a member of the Private Directors Association, and chairs Stanford Women on Boards.
Jen earned her Master’s degree at Stanford University, her Bachelor's degree from Sarah Lawrence College, and holds a graduate certificate in History, Politics and Society from the University of Oxford.