CEO & Founder
Cynthia Hardy is internationally recognized for building and shaping companies and leaders. Her career has included founding and leading an innovation and change management firm, managing profit and loss of multibillion dollar divisions in domestic and international publicly-traded companies, and practicing as an attorney in law firm and corporate settings.
Cynthia is Founder & CEO of Pivot Global Partners, a global professional services firm that guides clients through people and process driven pivots—innovation pivots, leadership pivots, and equity, inclusion, and diversity pivots—to innovate, scale, and grow. Previously, Cynthia was Global Head of Agency for AIG, President of Encompass Insurance, and President of Hanover Insurance’s Personal Lines Division. She also held various P&L management roles at The Hartford and Progressive Insurance and was a litigation associate at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue.
As a thought leader, speaker and lecturer, Cynthia shares her insights on innovation and technology, innovation as a differentiator, and innovation and leadership. In her newly released book, Crossing Meridians: Engineering Disruption to Become a More Effective Leader, Cynthia speaks to aspiring to mid-career leaders and uses storytelling, anecdotes and reimagining as she shares her step-by-step leadership development method, which calls for learning through discomfort and disruption.
In the community, Cynthia mentors young professionals. She is a member of the Founders Board of the National Women’s History Museum in Washington, D.C. where she was Governance Chair, a member of the Advisory Board of the Women Business Collaborative, and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Cynthia has served on boards of education focused organizations in New York, Chicago, Hartford, and Cleveland and has been a member of the National Advisory Board of the Democratic National Committee.
Cynthia holds a B.S., summa cum laude, in Economics from Xavier University of Louisiana. She earned her J.D. from the University of Notre Dame School of Law where she studied in the Notre Dame Mathias Concannon International Law Program in London, England.
Areas of Expertise
- P&L Management & Turnarounds
- Global Operations
- Change & Stakeholder Management
- Analytics & Insights
- Strategy & Business Planning