Diane H. Schmalensee founded the Schmalensee Partners. She is the on the Board of Overseers at Boston Ballet, Vice Chair at Pioneer Institute, President at Schmalensee Partners, etc. She has focused on two main specialties of marketing research and quality or change management over the course of her career. Ms. Schmalensee has served on the board of directors of nearly a dozen organizations. She works with managers at all levels in many different departments — including marketing, information technology, marketing research, quality, operations research, and customer service.
Before founding the Schmalensee Partners in 1991, Ms. Schmalensee worked as the Vice President of the Marketing Science Institute, Vice President of Opinion Research Corporation, and Vice President for two major regional advertising agencies. She is an eight-time examiner for the Malcolm Balridge National Quality Award and has been a judge, trainer, and board member of the Massachusetts Quality Award since 1992. She earned her MBA from San Diego University and her BA from Wellesley College.