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Washington, District Of Columbia
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An expert in international economic development project

I am a strategic and empowering Operations and Project Focused Leader who partners with Executive Teams and stakeholders to build and execute strategies positively impacting organizations. I offer a demonstrated ability to influence project outcomes by navigating business challenges. I enhance operational and project processes impacting project portfolios valued at up to $600M by building cohesive, high-performing teams to ensure attainment of operational milestones. I offer a holistic approach to business and strong command of delivering large scale operational and change management initiatives.

Specialties

Strategic Planning & Execution | Complex P&L Management | Profit Growth
Operations Management | Government Services | Inspiring Leadership
Operational Streamlining | Process Improvement | Complex Problem Resolution

Questions I can answer:
What is the value of strong country procurement systems for donor assistance?
What are some important factors to succeed as a donor in Indonesia?
What are some approaches that have worked in renewable energy in Indonesia?


Experience
Washington Business Dynamics • Washington D.C. Metro Area

Principal and Operations Manager

2019 - Present (1 year, 8 months)
Washington Business Dynamics (WBD) is a veteran-owned management consulting firm specializing in acquisition, finance, and strategy. We work with our clients as partners to achieve institutional change, enhance operational performance, and build sustainable processes that deliver exceptional results. From our headquarters in Washington, D.C. to cities around the world, our experienced team delivers strategic insights by understanding where our clients want to go, and the best way to get there. Our mission is simple: help our clients make better decisions.
Millennium Challenge Corporation • Greater Jakarta Area, Indonesia

Resident Country Director

2012 - 2018 (6 years, 12 months)
•Enabled program to develop financing facility directed toward renewable energy and natural resource management; program has awarded over $150M in grants to various private sector and NGO partners and leveraged over $40M in private financing through blended finance schemes.
•Guided community based health and nutrition project focused on reducing stunting in 5.4K villages; trained over 16K service providers on proper feeding for pregnant mothers and infants, distributed 17M+ iron tables, and conducted over 3.5K sanitation triggering events across 64 districts.
•Funded extensive national communications campaign to increase awareness of stunting.
•Guided effort to build human capacity, improve public procurement policy, and design digital processes and systems in partnership with National Public Procurement Agency.
•Established group of over 500 procurement professionals trained in modern procurement and management skills.
•Transformed unsecure system of over 600 servers into cutting edge cloud system through funding of Digital Project Management Information System.
•Positioned Indonesia’s procurement system as model for other countries to replicate.
•Provided districts with spatial certainty and geospatial data on land-based risk; defined boundaries and mapped resources for 359 villages and trained over 2.6K technicians in use of spatial planning and natural resource permitting.
•Funded 67 grantees through Green Prosperity Facility to pilot and scale up alternative approaches in renewable energy, peatland restoration, sustainable agriculture, and improved natural resource management.
Millennium Challenge Corporation • Greater Jakarta Area, Indonesia

Country Team Leader & Director

2010 - 2012 (1 year, 5 months)
•Delivered complete program from design through Board approvals in 10 months and under budget; overcame severe time constraints and political challenges.
•Negotiated $11M project development budget with Government of Indonesia.
•Led negotiations to design competitive finance facility to attract renewable energy and natural resource projects.
•Created strategy to engage senior-level government stakeholders and civil society members to establish common vision and address key challenges to economic growth.
Millennium Challenge Corporation • Manila, Philippines; Washington, D.C.

Country Team Leader & Director

2008 - 2010 (2 years, 4 months)
•Completed development process ahead of schedule by 3 months and approximately $1M under budget.
•Navigated challenges of working in highly politicized environment for project to ensure maximum benefits to Philippines citizens while minimizing government’s influence on project approvals.
•Established Steering Committee comprised on government and civil society participants, creating strong public support of project.
•Designed project to address governance challenges in tax system, representing trailblazing effort for agency.
Millennium Challenge Corporation • Washington, D.C.

Associate Country Director

2005 - 2008 (2 years, 8 months)
•Led design team in development of $75M community services activity for Ghana.
•Secured $28M project agreement between U.S. and Government of Burkina Faso.
•Assumed control of stalled project in Morocco; concluded design and defended investment of $15.1M in two months.
Asian Development Bank • Manila, Philippines

United States Alternate Executive Director

2003 - 2005 (2 years, 4 months)
•Assisted Executive Director in establishing U.S. positions for all loans, grants, and policies.
•Played key role in spearheading discussions that enable improved response to 2004 tsunami. Reviewed over 100 projects, special studies, and policy reviews on annual basis.
Asian Development Bank • Manila, Philippines

Advisor to U.S. Executive Director

2002 - 2003 (11 months)
•Assisted Executive Director in establishing U.S. positions for all loans, grants, and policies.
• Responsible for maintaining relationships with key government and external stakeholders that promoted U.S. policy goals and ADB’s development priorities across Asia and the Pacific.

Education
MALD, International Economics

The Fletcher School at Tufts University

1998 - 2000
International Economics, Trade, and Commercial Policies
BA, Economics

Seattle University

1990 - 1995