Janine McGrath Shelffo

Janine McGrath Shelffo is the chief strategy and development officer of Advance, a diversified privately-held company that operates and invests in a broad range of media, communications and technology businesses globally.  She is responsible for corporate strategy and strengthening the company's existing businesses through acquisitions, investments, and partnerships, as well as spearheading a multi-billion dollar capital deployment program to accelerate diversification into new growth areas. Prior to joining Advance in September 2017, Janine spent over 25 years advising companies and their boards on strategic transactions and capital raisings as an investment banker to the TMT sector, most recently as co-head of the TMT group at UBS Investment Bank.

Janine earned her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and her MBA from Columbia Business School.  She is a longtime yoga practitioner and in recent years has become deeply interested in the positive impact of mindfulness and meditation practices of work/life balance, creativity, and corporate leadership. Janine is involved with a number of other nonprofit arts organizations and also serves on the Woodstock School of Art board and the Board of Women's Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School.