Christine Spadafor

Management Consultant, Lawyer, Board Member & Speaker

CEO Christine Spadafor is founder of SpadaforClay Group, a Boston management consulting firm. She is a Managing Director at Coltala Holdings, an innovative private equity firm. Former CEO of St. Jude's Ranch for Children, Christine Spadafor was a partner in the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and other leading strategy firms. As a Board of Directors member for a publicly traded NYSE company, Christine Spadafor chairs its Governance Committee.

About Christine Spadafor


Christine Spadafor is an accomplished chief executive officer, management consultant, and Board of Directors advisor — serving as an independent director for Boyd Gaming Corporation, a NYSE publicly traded company. In addition, Ms. Spadafor is Managing Director at Coltala Holdings — an innovative private equity investment firm. She has a proven track record of significant business results in a broad spectrum of organizational settings: public, private, and nonprofit sectors — both domestic and international.s

A graduate of Harvard Law School and the Harvard School of Public Health, she is a lecturer in the Visiting Executive Program at Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business. Christine Spadafor is the former CEO of St. Jude's Ranch for Children — a nationally recognized nonprofit that cares for homeless and abused children. She is a former partner at BCG (The Boston Consulting Group) and other leading management consulting firms.

Ms. Spadafor's core competencies and expertise include: optimizing organizational performance through leadership of enterprise-wide strategy development, design of operational improvements, implementation of corporate restructurings, integration planning for merger (both pre-and-post) implementations, and advising on complex board governance matters. 

Christine Spadafor has wide-ranging industry experience, including: healthcare, entertainment and media, insurance, telecommunications, energy, and equipment manufacturing and leasing.

Contact Christine Spadafor regarding Board of Directors positions, board advisory services and management consulting.

"Christine Spadafor brings a wealth of experience to the Tuck classroom – CEO, senior consultant, board member, and leader. Students and faculty alike have greatly enjoyed Christine’s regular trips to Tuck as a Visiting Executive, where she brings her personal experiences to the classroom in a way that students find energizing and informative."

Paul Danos, Dean Emeritus of Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business

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