Michelle Boyd is the Chief Strategy Officer for Terner Labs. In this role she leads strategic planning, new program development, and fundraising across Terner Labs’ programs. She started with Terner in 2018 leading the design and launch of the Housing Lab program while pursuing her MBA at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of business. Under her leadership, the Housing Lab supported two cohorts of early-stage ventures that have gone on to raise over $340 million in additional funding, secure significant government partnerships, and provide housing or increased financial security to over 27,000 people.
Michelle brings 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.
Michelle also serves as an advisor to various coalitions dedicated to housing innovation and impact investing. These include the Community Investment Guarantee Pool (CIGP), a $38-million pooled fund of financial guarantees that backs investments in affordable housing; the Multifamily Impact Council, a new effort to define a shared set of impact metrics across the multifamily investment industry; and the Advanced Building Construction Collaborative, a government-backed effort to spur further innovation in housing construction techniques.