Chief Strategy Officer
Terner Housing Innovation Labs
Michelle Boyd is the Chief Strategy Officer for Terner Labs and directs the Housing Lab program. As Chief Strategy Officer, she leads new program development that leverage business, nonprofit, and technology innovation to solve housing affordability challenges. She joined the Terner team in 2018 to design and launch the Housing Lab. Under her leadership, the Housing Lab has supported two cohorts of early-stage ventures that have gone on to raise over $318 million in additional funding, secure significant government partnerships, and provide housing or increased financial security to over 23,000 people.
Michelle brings over a decade of experience in community and startup finance, organizational strategy and design, and urban policy research. Prior to joining the Terner team, Michelle worked as a strategy consultant for the Bridgespan Group, collaborating with nonprofits, social entrepreneurs, and foundation leaders across issues of community development, housing, and education. She also worked with housing social impact startup, Landed, developing the organization’s impact metrics and fundraising strategy. Michelle holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business, an Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Real Estate from UC Berkeley, and a BA in Public Policy from the University of Chicago.