Rebecca Niles is a Systems Evangelist. As an independent consultant, her systemic expertise has been built upon 20 years of experience in a wide range of industries (health care, consulting, manufacturing, real estate, retail, education) and functional areas (strategy, operations, sales, finance, marketing).
As a contractor to ReThink Health she is currently catalyzing system change by bringing regional leaders together around a System Dynamics model for U.S. health policy.
As President of Leverage Networks she provided access to 50 years of work in the field (www.thesystemsthinker.com).
As a partner at the Systems Thinking Collaborative and a consultant at Monitor Company and GKA Inc., she has helped clients including Vistaprint, Ford, Amoco, Shell, AT&T, Hologic, and Smithkline Beecham. She is a highly skilled facilitator with a well-developed methodology for collaborative problem solving, strategy development, and scenario planning all with the unique lens that a systems thinking perspective can bring. Issues addressed have included employee retention, health system reform, sustainability, economic growth in Nigeria, platinum refining, product defect reduction, drug discovery, teacher absenteeism, and nuclear power catastrophes and reporting, among others.
Rebecca received her BS in Civil Engineering from MIT and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. She is currently serving on the Policy Council of the International System Dynamics Society and has taught in the MIT Sloan Executive Education and Wharton MBA programs, as well as other academic institutions.
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