Elizabeth “Betsy” Ziegler is the first female CEO of 1871, now the Number 1 ranked private business incubator in the world.
Previous to 1871 Betsy was the Chief Innovation Officer at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, one of the Top 5 ranked business schools in the world, where she was responsible for portfolio innovation as well as integrating technology into the Kellogg educational experience. She also served as Associate Dean of degree programs and Dean of students.
Prior to Kellogg, Betsy served as a Principal in McKinsey & Company’s Chicago office where she led the firm’s Life Insurance Operations and Technology practice, and co-led its Financial Institutions Operations and Technology practice.
Ziegler holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and received a B.A. in economics from The Ohio State University, where she graduated with distinction.