Marcella Butler, Founder
Marcella Butler is an executive coach and advisor with more than 30 years of experience and executive leadership roles in organizations ranging from start-up ventures to iconic global companies. She has a great passion for and expertise in equipping leaders and teams to maintain alignment, enhance performance, and strengthen culture during critical inflection points.
Marcella’s pragmatic approach is designed to impart her deep understanding of how complex organizations evolve. She helps clients to build and expand their essential executive toolkits so they can lead powerfully and authentically through transitions in the business environment and in their careers.
Marcella began her professional career in financial and professional services including positions with Morgan Stanley, McKinsey, and Egon Zehnder. She was the CAO of Sanford C. Bernstein, LLC (broker/dealer) and COO of Pershing Square Capital. After 20 years concentrating on financial services, she moved to the technology sector and focused on human resources and organizational development. She spent more than five years as a Director at Google in People Ops and Corporate Development and most recently was SVP of People with Opower, a publicly-traded enterprise software firm in the Washington, D.C., metro area.
A native Texan, Marcella holds a BA, Highest Honors from UNC-Chapel Hill where she was a Morehead-Cain Scholar. She holds a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Her practical work experience is complemented with coursework certified by the International Coaching Federation and fluency in numerous coaching methodologies and assessment tools.
Karma, Momentum Coaching's Mascot
Karma is a Spanish Water Dog adopted as a puppy in 2012 after Hurricane Sandy destroyed his home. He goes by many names, preferring All Grand and Mighty Defender of Tennis Balls. He brings "good karma" almost everywhere he goes and is a constant reminder that it is never too late to learn new tricks.