Marcia Bateson, Chair of President's Council
Investor, Co-Chair of Ruby's Naturals, Inc.
Marcia Bateson, Investor and Co-Board Chair of Ruby’s Naturals close to three decades of experience in strategic, managerial, and leadership roles for corporations, large and small, and for not-for profit organizations. A hands-on builder, she demonstrates an ability to align and integrate disparate groups toward realizing common goals, reconciling, for example, the differences between conventional snack foods with delicious innovation to create truly good-for-you products. Marcia grows businesses whose practices express her belief that the right “1+1” does, indeed, equal 3 or 4. She leads her companies to serve not only her shareholders but also to enrich the citizens of our nation, to sustain the global economy and the planet, and to demonstrate transparency and accountability in corporate governance. She is dedicated to cultivating strong, strong-minded, resourceful citizens and consumers. Knowing that there can be no healthy people without a healthy planet, she recognizes the environmental impact of our food sources; and started and ran an organic vegetable farm to advance responsible stewardship of her family’s produce.
In 2002, Marcia co-founded Davis Bateson Group, LLC. She has worked with top large and small organizations, for profit and not for profit and fortune 50 financial firms as a turnaround specialist to advice on organizational redesign, develop strategic and financial solutions to major issues, and later to successfully implement these plans.
Additionally, leading divisions of major corporations and co-founding a consulting company has given her a unique entrepreneurial understanding and insight. For over two decades Marcia held leadership positions with J.P. Morgan and its subsidiaries.
She served as Chief Financial and Chief Administrative Officer for J.P. Morgan Partners. As CFO of J.P. Morgan Partners, she overhauled an outdated infrastructure and integrated 6 acquisitions, while keeping the group fully operational during the transition.
While she served as Chief Operating Officer of the Investment Management Division of JPM, she led and managed the re-engineering of the business and financial infrastructure, which served to increase profit by 2.5X on flat revenue. As the Chief Operating Officer of the transition management team when JPM sold this division to the Bank of New York, entailing the transfer of $1 Trillion in Securities, 800 clients and 800 professionals.
Marcia serves on the Board of Directors of the Regional Plan Association, and serves as the Chair of the Presidents Council and as a Board Member of Ceres.
She is active in the Angel Investment community in New York City.
She graduated from Vassar College Phi Beta Kappa and is married with two children.