Nancy Keene is founder of The Perfect Fit, helping organizations and individuals optimize time, resources and messaging to achieve a high-impact outcome. She has spent her career in professional services and is an innovative creator of campaigns and thought leadership for practice groups and companies in a broad range of industries. She is a dynamic keynote speaker and compelling program planner for organizations that seek to inform, entertain and motivate an audience with compelling, relevant and breakthrough content.
Nancy is the developer of The Changeometer ™ decisionmaking tool that helps you stay focused and gain powerful efficiencies in achieving what is important in your life or organization.
“In today’s busy world, the worst sin you can commit is to waste someone’s time,” she says. “To attract an audience — whether it is clients, prospects, job candidates, employees, friends or even family members — you have to calibrate, package and promote something that delivers a high value. Something they can’t get anywhere else. You are fighting for someone to commit their valuable time to your initiative.”
Thus…you need a WOW factor. Something that is smart, efficient, compelling and cool — The Perfect Fit for the purpose you are pursuing.
Nancy provides a unique perspective — combining 15 years as a top executive search consultant with a career foundation in PR/marketing launching new companies, products and technologies. She is an effective trendspotter and brings to clients a fresh, forward-looking vision — drawing on cross-industry experience.
Throughout her career, she has provided business advisory services to a blue-chip roster of clients ranging from venture capital-backed start-ups and private equity roll-ups to professional service firms and global, Fortune 500 companies. Whether it’s a new CEO, momentum for an IPO, rave reviews for a new technology or a key story in The Wall Street Journal, delivering — or ghostwriting — a key presentation, Nancy has delivered the results.
She was previously a director in the Dallas office of Stanton Chase International, a top ranked, retained executive search firm — handling assignments in the energy, manufacturing and technology sectors, as well as finance and corporate development searches across all industries. She has served as regional director in the Global Technology Industry Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers, overseeing business development and field operations in the Midwest and Southwest. As an entrepreneur, she ran her own marketing consulting firm. Previously, she was vice president of Keller-Crescent Co., an operating unit of American Standard, where she built one of the first technology marketing resources in the Southwest.
She received her Bachelor of Science degree in English Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she has been honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award.
Nancy is a widely quoted news source on management trends. She has been featured in national news outlets, including: The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, ABCNews.com, CNBC.com, Dallas Morning News, D Magazine, Chicago Tribune and many others.
She has been a Contributing Editor for Prime Women on-line magazine and served on the Board of Advisors for Texas Women Ventures. She chaired the Women of Innovation summit for 2020 Start-Up Week at the Dallas Entrepreneur Center. For students, she created The MBA Edge career launch program at TCU’s Neeley School of Business.