- Senior Partner Emeritus, McKinsey & Company; Independent Consultant
- Independent Director
- Director since: 2013
Ms. Barsh joined Genesco's Board in November 2013. She became a senior partner emeritus of McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, in March 2013, after more than 30 years with that firm, where she had been a senior partner since 1994. She is the author of several books and an expert on leadership development, growth strategy, organization effectiveness and performance transformation. Ms. Barsh has counseled companies and organizations around the world in the retail, consumer products, direct selling, private equity, and media sectors on strategic and operational issues. She is a strong advocate for women, serving on New York City's Commission on Women's Issues for over a decade and leading ground-breaking research for The Wall Street Journal's Women in Econ Task Force and for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She was also a member of former Secretary Clinton's International Council of Women Business Leaders, co-chairing its Leadership Working Group. The Board believes that Ms. Barsh's expertise gained through more than three decades of helping management teams and boards identify market opportunities, chart and implement strategies, identify and execute business transformations and navigate industry transitions, as well as her extensive research on advancing women and people of color in the workplace, provide valuable insight to Genesco's Board and management.