Dr. Victoria Medvec is the Adeline Barry Davee Professor of Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. In addition, Dr. Medvec is a co-founder and the Executive Director of the Center for Executive Women at the Kellogg School and the CEO of Medvec and Associates, a consulting firm focused on high stakes negotiations and strategic decisions. She is also the author of the best-selling book, Negotiate Without Fear, published in 2021.
Dr. Medvec is a renowned expert in the areas of negotiations, executive decision making, influence, and corporate governance. She teaches these topics to senior-level executives and Boards of Directors from companies around the world. In addition, she advises CEOs and their reports on critical decisions and negotiations, including mergers, acquisitions, significant customer contracts, supplier contracts, and partnership agreements. Her clients include IBM, Cisco, McKesson, General Electric, Merck, McKinsey, BlackRock, Goldman Sachs, McDonalds, Bristol Myers Squibb, J.P. Morgan Chase, American Securities, CB Richard Ellis, Hewlett Packard, Takeda, 3i, DDB, Exelon, Abbott Labs, Ernst & Young, BP, Alexion, Sea Gen, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, United Healthcare, West Corporation, YPO , Hospira, LEK Consulting, DraftFCB, Genentech, Scottish Power, Navigant, BeamSuntory, Amgen, CDW, Novartis, GRAIL, Shell, Pfizer, AbbVie, KPMG, ComEd, Grainger, Johnson & Johnson, RBC, OMERS, Omnicom Media Group, Oliver Wyman, Jack Link's, Warburg Pincus, Jefferies, Walgreen's, Evercore, Campbell's, and Microsoft.
Dr. Medvec speaks across the country on topics relating to women in leadership, corporate governance, and board decision making. As a co-founder and the Executive Director for the Center for Executive Women at Kellogg, she is focused on moving more women into senior leadership roles and onto the Boards of Directors of Fortune 1000 companies.
Dr. Medvec's research is published in top academic journals such as Psychological Review and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. In addition, her research has been highlighted in numerous popular media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Today Show.
Dr. Medvec has served on both public and private company Boards. She also is a Ringleader in Ringleader Ventures, a unique venture fund matching start up technologies with corporate needs.