Head of Workplace Effectiveness
Ann Bamesberger is the Head of Workplace Effectiveness at Genentech, the organization responsible for work environment design and delivery for Genentech’s South San Francisco site.
Prior to joining Genentech she was a Principal of Co3 Group, Ltd. an organization focused on creating infrastructures that support the increasingly global, dispersed, and mobile workforce by enabling client’s employees to work anywhere, anytime, on any device.
She was instrumental in the concept, design, and implementation of Sun’s innovative flexible office over 15 years ago, an early component of what has evolved to the Open Work program. She became Sun’s VP Open Work Services, and not only managed Sun’s internal program, but also developed a Consulting Practice for Sun’s customers. The Open Work Practice provided services to financial accounts, energy companies and other Silicon Valley companies.
Ann’s role with Open Work coupled her natural ability to conceptualize innovative solutions with her results-driven attitude and collaborative work style. She thrives on the opportunity to design creative solutions to complex problems and is intrigued by the challenge of figuring out a better way to work.
Recognized expert in her field, Ann testified in 2007 before the Subcommittee on Federal Workforce, Postal Committee, and the District of Columbia as a panelist for the hearing,”Telework: Breaking New Ground?”
Prior to Sun, Ann held positions as corporate services manager (Silicon Graphics, HP); business manager, Network Products (HP); marketing program manager (HP); construction projects manager (HP); management consultant (Boston Consulting Group, Munich FRG) and independent engineering consultant.
Ann’s education includes an MBA from Stanford University School of Business, and an MS and BS in Civil Engineering with distinction from Stanford University School of Engineering. She received CoreNet’s 2002 Global Innovator’s Award, and Sun’s 2004 HR Leadership Award for innovation in workplace effectiveness strategies.
Ann is a regular guest lecturer at Stanford’s School of Engineering (Center for Work, Technology and Organization) and is frequently interviewed and quoted in books, journals, and articles on alternative workplace environments. She is fluent in German and conversant in French.