Mary Beth Hardy, Psy.D.


Mary Beth joined SAP NS2 (a wholly owned subsidiary of SAP) as Chief Culture Officer in January 2020. In that role, she worked with people from across the organization to champion and align NS2’s culture and strategic vision. She had direct responsibility for the company’s organizational effectiveness efforts, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategy, and Employee Resource Groups. Bringing people together from across the company, Mary Beth led a Culture journey that culminated in a resonant set of company Values and Guiding Principles, a DEI strategy to imbed in the talent processes, and an engaged workforce. Her Culture philosophy focuses on the
importance of individual and collective purpose, relentless inclusiveness, and good old mutual respect. Prior to joining NS2, Mary Beth founded and was president of MBHardy Consulting, a boutique leadership development firm. In her practice, she worked with leaders across industries to cultivate and sustain high-quality individual and team leadership. Before that, she held several corporate roles in talent management including leadership assessment and development, team effectiveness, and succession planning. She was also a principal at a management consulting firm working with leaders and teams across industries in leadership and team effectiveness and management due diligence.

In a previous life, Mary Beth spent 15 years in financial services, including seven years as Senior Vice President and Co-Director of trading for John W. Henry & Co., a commodity trading advisory firm. In this position, she reported directly to the Chairman and founder of the firm and had principal responsibility for trading and operations of a $2.2 billion client portfolio in the global foreign exchange, commodities, and futures markets.

Mary Beth has a BBA in Finance and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She lives in Boston with her husband. She is a licensed psychologist in both Massachusetts and New York. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, yoga, getting lost in a good movie or novel…she even writes a little fiction

See them at OPTIMA22