Mentor List

Gene Boes

Boes, Gene

Job Title: President and CEO
Company: Northwest Center
Industry: Social Enterprise
Mentor Since: Fall 2013
Will Mentor: Early Career MBA, Graduate Students, Undergrad Students

Job Description

President & CEO

Company Description

When People of all Abilities Learn and Work Together, Everyone Benefits Our services for children provide early intervention, inclusive early childhood education, and after school programs. Services for adults include supported employment, job training, and placement. Our Social Enterprises provide an array of outsourcing solutions that meet the manufacturing and service needs of Government agencies, Fortune 500 and local businesses in Washington State and throughout the U.S.

Employment History

May 1986 - January 1995: Officer, US Navy

January 1995 - June 1997: Senior Consultant, Delloite & Touche Consulting (Seattle Office)

June 1997 - January 2011: Director, Microsoft Corporation

February 2011 - December 2014: Managing Director, Loft9 Consulting

January 2015 - April 2017: Principal, North Highland Company

June 2017 - Present: President & CEO, Northwest Center


B.A English, Computer Applications (University of Notre Dame)
M.S. Information Management (Marymount University)

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

I would like to mentor graduate and undergraduate students to help them understand what their career options are, help them understand what their passions are, and to help align their decisions/activities accordingly.  I can speak in detail about consulting and multiple industries.  My only expectations are that my mentees be 1.) truly invested in themselves, 2.) willing to work hard to achieve their goals, and 3.) life-long-learners

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

I can meet early mornings, mid-day, or evenings, I am flexible on locations, and can meet in Seattle or anywhere on the east side.