I have spent the last 5 years focusing on designing and implementing global interventions that strategically leverage data and technology solutions to improve development outcomes. I believe that a data-driven approach is imperative to achieving sustainable and scalable results in development. Working throughout Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, I have witnessed the transformative effect achieved by bringing information from the field to the decision makers and the affect this can have on investment strategies and approaches to critical global challenges.
Prior to joining Cooper/Smith, I served as the Director of Business Development for Souktel, a custom software development company operating exclusively in the aid and humanitarian response sector. Overseeing client relations, solution design, and strategic partnerships, I worked to increase the organization’s annual growth and scale our program model to support larger initiatives, worldwide. As the program design lead, I developed multiple large-scale data driven implementations for donors including USAID, the U.S. Department of State, the World Bank, and the United Nations, increasing visibility to health programming, aid delivery, and rapid humanitarian response.
Before joining Souktel, I was a founding member of Chemonics International’s Corporate Partnership Practice. In this capacity, I worked with multi-national corporations to identify mutually beneficial investment opportunities, throughout the developing world, and co-create public-private partnerships. I also served as the business development lead for multi-year USAID programs, including the winning $145M Human Resources for Health (HRH2030) award.
As Director of Strategy and Growth for Cooper/Smith, I am responsible for leading our business development and partnership efforts, in addition to our strategic growth and organizational planning initiatives.