Rose Fealy is Vice President, Finance and Administration/CFO for Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), the largest and most interactive museum of its type in the Western Hemisphere. She brings to MSI 30-plus years of leadership experience in operations, finance, human resources and client service in both private sector and nonprofit organizations.
As part of the leadership team, Rose drives a shared vision for MSI's future, managing organizational transformation and creating a high performance, results-driven culture. She leads finance, accounting, retail, legal and IT operations. Additionally, Rose is charged with maintaining and revitalizing the 100+ year-old architectural treasure and business planning for the next generation of exhibits.
Most recently, Rose was Principal at the Civic Consulting Alliance, a nonprofit, pro-bono management consulting firm that works with the best private sector talent to help committed public officials solve the region’s most pressing problems.
Prior to this role, she was Vice President and General Manager at Accero, a licensed software, SaaS and professional services company. In her role, she spearheaded the effort to spin off a $35 million business unit into a standalone company with private equity backers. Rose then launched and staffed a new operating structure, led efforts that improved client satisfaction and retention, and developed and implemented new revenue generation strategies.
Earlier in her career, Rose held various senior-level positions at Hewitt Associates in the outsourced HR client services where she led acquisition teams, restructured operations and drove operational efficiencies through process improvements. She began her post MBA career in Finance for heavy manufacturing corporations such as Duchossois Industries and Cummins, focusing on M & A and operations.
Preferred Speaking Topics:
- What to look for in your first post-Booth role
- Changing careers from business to Not-for-Profit
- Tips on managing your stakeholders—your boss, your board, your investors
- Social Enterprise Investing