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Leadership. Curiosity. Diversity. Results. Service. These are the characteristics I cherish and continuously strive to improve. Whether its rebuilding the Government of Iraq, or building a new brand, I combine my work experience in 35 countries, my top 20 MBA degree, and my top tier consulting firm experience to lead people to success.As Chief of Party I now lead a large international capacity building project that combines training, institutional development, I/T projects, and civil service reform. I have lived and worked in very challenging work environments around the world from Africa to the Former Soviet Union to my current work in conflict zones in the Middle East. I have demonstrated the capacity to lead a workforces of multiple nationalities.I have led economic growth projects to help countries better understand the needs of businesses and make the changes necessary to improve the business environment, attract new foreign investors, promote local investment, and grow employment.Some of the outcomes of my projects include converting personnel departments into strategic HR departments, building strategic planning departments and processes, applying quality management principles to streamline procedures, and professionalizing training functions.


Consulting, Organizational Design, Human Resource systems, Strategic Planning, Quality Management, Malcolm Baldridge Awards, EFQM, Foreign Direct Investment, Trade Facilitation, Business Development, Feasibility Studies - and rough language skills in Russian, Arabic, and Setswana

Work experience

Jul 2008Present

Chief of Party

USAID/Tatweer Program

The Tatweer Project of Iraq is USAID's largest Public Administration Reform Project since the Vietnam War. This $339m project employed 320 people at its peak and is responsible for reforming 10 Iraq Government ministries, 5 executive offices, and a number of key initiatives including the National Development Plan, the administration of international oil contracts, and the reform of the Civil Service legislation. Responsible for the overall performance of the project, relationships with the GOI and the client, USAID, and the management and welfare of the expatriate and Iraqi employees.

Jan 2008Present

Technical Director

Management Systems International

Management Systems International was founded in 1981 with the goal of improving public management and fostering entrepreneurship in the United States and around the world. As a firm and as individuals, we strive promote and embody unflagging commitment to excellence, transparency, and personal responsibility and leave a better world than the one we inherited. My niche is capacity building - I strive to improve the way the United States Agency for International Development and other development assistance organizations develop people's skills and institutions capabilities.

Jan 2008Jul 2008

Chief of Party

PEGED / PESD Projects

PEGED - Provided consulting services to USAID / Islamabad to program $250m of funds for the development of the economic growth strategic objective for the mission.

PESD - Provided consulting services to the USAID / Islamabad, Pakistan to program $3b of funds for the development of the education sector in Pakistan. Led a team of 10 education specialists to create a strategy and design projects.

Mar 2007Jan 2008


Agility Global Partners

Agility Global Partners is an international management consulting firm that provides management support to large technical projects. We specialize in establishing Monitoring and Evaluation Systems and Training Management Systems. We also work with governments worldwide on quality management solutions

Apr 2005Mar 2007

Deputy Chief of Party

Aqaba Zone Economic Management Project

Institutional Development project for the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority. We assisted in upgrading training, HR, I/T, strategic planning, and budgeting systems within the young organization. Helped the Investment Directorate achieve ISO 9000 certification


Aug 1994May 1996


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Client Management