I have nearly two decades of international development experience. Earlier in my career I managed economic growth projects in conflict regions. I also spent a number of years managing a USAID Leader with Associate Award mechanism during which time I worked with a consortium to blend the monitoring and evaluation frameworks and methodologies of a dozen plus organizations that led economic growth programs for USAID. I joined QED in 2008 to manage a Grants-Under-Contract mechanism under the USAID Knowledge Driven Microenterprise Development (KDMD) program. I later became interested in transitioning into a business development role as I had increasingly taken on more responsibility in that area and I wanted to focus on it exclusively.
At QED I currently serve as a Proposal Manager working with the Business Development and Technical teams to facilitate capture, solution design, and proposal production processes.
QED’s culture is friendly and collaborative. QED’s team is composed of well-rounded individuals with strong leadership, teamwork, and facilitation skills. As a learning organization there are feedback loops, opportunities for reflection, and support for professional development goals. Creative is another word I’d use to describe the culture at QED.