Marsha Ershaghi Hames
Marsha is a partner with Tapestry Networks and a leader in the corporate governance practice. She advises non-executive directors, C-suite executives, and in-house counsel on issues related to governance, culture transformation, board leadership, and stakeholder engagement. Marsha has led networks across Audit and Controls, Compensation and Talent Governance and deepened Tapestry’s initiatives Equity, People, Ethics and Culture cultivating forums and research projects that engage board members, senior executives, policymakers, investors around the information and insights to define pragmatic solutions and advance change.
Prior to joining Tapestry, Marsha was a managing director of strategy and development at LRN, Inc. a pioneering global consulting firm that created a sophisticated SaaS platform that codified governance, risk and compliance issues worldwide in a post Sarbanes-Oxley era. She specialized in the alignment of leaders and organizations for effective corporate governance and organizational culture transformation, shifting the discourse on corporate culture from a risk mitigator to value creator. Over her two decade consulting career, she led large-scale transformations advising over 700 companies worldwide, across 100 countries, impacting 20 million people across multi-sectors including tech, aerospace and defense, pharma, manufacturing, retail, insurance and financial services.
Marsha has been interviewed and cited by the media including CNBC, CNN, Ethisphere, HR Magazine, Compliance Week, The FCPA Report, Entrepreneur.com, Chief Learning Officer, ATD Talent & Development, Corporate Counsel Magazine, the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and more. She hosted the PRINCIPLED Podcast, profiling the stories of some of the top transformational leaders in business.
Marsha holds a Corporate Governance Board Certification from Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business and holds an EdD and MA from Pepperdine University in Education Technology and Organizational Leadership. Her dissertation research was on the role of ethical leadership as an enabler of organizational culture change. Her BA is from the University of Southern California. She is a certified compliance and ethics professional (CCEP), her track record of shaping strategy and culture is widely recognized.
Marsha serves as an expert fellow at the University of Southern California’s Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making and on the advisory boards of LMH Strategies, Inc. an integrative supply chain advisory firm and Compliance.ai, a regulatory change management firm.