This week, Pivot Global Partners announces that Angela Cobb will be joining as a consultant. With over two decades of experience in the areas of social impact, strategic philanthropy, diversity, stakeholder engagement, and change management to her credit, Angela brings several areas of expertise to the firm.
Angela is known for her extensive experience launching and leading new philanthropic efforts and business ventures. Most recently, Angela led the New Options Project – a 3-year, $28M investment of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation that developed innovations to connect 16-24 year-old out-of-school, out-of-work young adults with meaningful career opportunities, while leading employers to a source of untapped talent. Prior to the New Options Project, Angela served as the first Chief Diversity Officer at Teach For America – the country’s national teaching corps. In this capacity, she led organization-wide diversity and inclusion efforts and was a member of the organization’s Leadership Team.
Angela also launched two major philanthropic initiatives while at Allstate. She was the first person responsible for bringing a strategic focus to the company’s hometown civic and cultural investments, directing over $25M in community investments. She also created and led The Allstate Foundation’s Domestic Violence Program, a signature program that developed a holistic network of programs and services – focused on economic self-sufficiency – to empower domestic violence survivors and their advocates. Prior to joining Allstate, Angela helped launch and bring Monster’s Diversity and Inclusion division to profitability.
As a consultant at Pivot Global Partners, Angela will join CEO & Founder Cynthia Hardy Young, former Global Head of Agency at AIG, as well as a team of seasoned executives from across sectors, in leading organizational transformation. Pivot Global Partners is a full-service firm that serves as a catalyst for sustained growth, improved returns, and mission success for mid-size and larger companies, NGOs, non-profits, and government entities across various industries. Angela’s areas of focus at Pivot include social impact, strategic philanthropy, change management, and stakeholder engagement, focusing primarily on non-profits, social enterprises, and professional services.
Angela’s experience also includes serving in various capacities at Deloitte. During her tenure, Angela worked with leadership to implement firm wide diversity initiatives. She was also responsible for managing record-breaking national, local, and regional philanthropic campaigns and other outreach activities. Angela joined Deloitte in 1993 as an Audit Associate and transitioned to the national recruiting staff 1995.
Angela received her B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame and is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management where she received an M.B.A. in Organizational Behavior and Strategy.