Johanna Wise

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Founder, Connect•Work•Thrive


Johanna has served on numerous Boards including the Junior League of Palo Alto • Mid Peninsula, Western Ballet, and Lyceum of Santa Clara County. She is a founding Councilmember of YaleWomen: a Global Network of Yale Alumnae and the immediate past President of the Yale Club of Silicon Valley. Johanna organized highly successful fund-raising events and conferences, including both local and national celebrations of 40 Years of Women at Yale.

Johanna’s career includes management consulting at Bain and Company in Boston, MA and Strategic Decisions Group in Menlo Park, CA, mergers and acquisitions and financial analysis at Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers in New York City, and packaged goods marketing at Frito-Lay in Dallas, TX.

After a career sabbatical to raise children, Johanna founded two companies: Wise Consulting, a boutique firm which provides strategic planning, operations, marketing, and financial expertise, and Keep Me Tax Free, LLC, which secures tax-exempt status for non-profit organizations.

Johanna earned an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, a BS in Applied Mathematics from Yale University, and a Certificate in Small Business Management from New York University’s Stern School of Business.