Lindsay Barbee

Location New York

Director of Strategic Planning at WeWork

Studio Executive Designer Director
1 Projects

Work History

Director of Strategic Planning
Aug 2017 - Present
Greater New York City Area
I Identify and manage strategic initiatives that drive growth and improve operational efficiency across WeWork. * Developed framework prototype for global expansion and execute iteratively focusing on entry into Latin American countries and collaborating with counterparts covering other regions world wide * Designed Confidential special project for the COO * Iterated upon and rolled out new market entry framework to Europe and Pacific regions *Executed framework across entry in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam
A.T. Kearney
Sep 2016 - Aug 2017
New York City
• Redefined desktop operating procedures for Fortune 500 retailer to initiate Robotics Process Automation (RPA), which involved programming robots to recognize triggers to completed back end financial shared services • Forecasted missed financial earnings targets coupled with strategies on how to win in the marketplace for proposals • Strategic sourcing initiative for multibillion dollar CPG organization post merger
Corporate Strategy Summer Associate
Jun 2015 - Aug 2015
Cleveland/Akron, Ohio Area
• Supported Director of Corporate Strategy to concept and build presentations for CEO and Executive Leadership Team to present to Board of Directors • Covered business plan management, investor presentations, industry and market analysis, internal M&A in various parts of deal cycle.
FX Summer Associate
Bannockburn Global Forex, LLC
Jun 2014 - Aug 2014
Los Angeles
Bannockburn is a boutique global capital markets firm that assists corporations and individuals doing business internationally. Its model is to combine expert counsel and pre-trade analytics with low-cost foreign exchange execution and to assist clients in FX strategy, market selection, and research. • Presented pre-trade analytics to Partner and made recommendation on foreign currency heading before business development meetings and deal execution • Foreign currency hedging, international banking, trade expansion, import-export financing, corporate finance, global capital markets, and balance sheet hedging
Operations Associate, Finance & Marketing Associate
Ivy Labs Education Inc.
Jun 2011 - May 2014
Hong Kong
Operations Associate Beijing: May 2012 – December 2012 • Managed team during national office opening; adapted human resources policy, health benefits and contracts for international employees; planned and coordinated office launch event Finance & Marketing Associate New Haven: January 2012 – April 2012 • Digitized payroll and accounting systems to reduce international transaction fees; drafted and managed budgets for several projects; priced international and domestic services • Rebranded image including logo, website design, and promotion copy; methodized sales and recruiting process; launched and maintained online marketing presence with social media Joint Venture (JV) Ambassador / Instructor Hong Kong: July 2011 – December 2011 • Represented US side of JV; collaborated on JV marketing materials; documented differences in client acquisition, consultation, and fee structure; taught Public Speaking, Creative Writing, and SAT
Digital Operations Analyst
YP, The Real Yellow Pages®
Jun 2010 - May 2011
Glendale, Ca
• Constructed and evaluated performance analysis assessing operational effectiveness of internal procedures involving processing ad sale orders; presented analysis and consulted on growth areas • Created and presented cost-benefit analyses on potential ways to improve internal communication and efficiency from the time an order was placed to the time it went live in order to provide leading edge service to partners in comparison to competitors and industry standards • Proposed new system that moved away from assembly line services to a three tiered structure geared toward improving efficiency, decreasing errors, and having added accountability
Strategic Planning Intern, NIKE Global Women's Training
Wieden + Kennedy
Jan 2010 - Apr 2010
Portland, Oregon
• Managed NIKE Girls Team, an online community of girls from cities worldwide that discussed athletic products and communications; analyzed opinions for universal and cultural trends • Researched competitors toning shoe products to advise NIKE on entering market; Recognized for concluding that NIKE’s core target was not aligned with those drawn toward toning shoes
New Business Development Intern - OgilvyGhana
Ogilvy & Mather Advertising
Jun 2008 - Aug 2008
Accra, Ghana
Clients incuded: Tullow Oil Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL) Fanta - A Coca Cola Company


Bachelor's degree
Yale University
2005 - 2009
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business
2014 - 2016