Senior technical specialist with over 17 years of experience designing and implementing market system strengthening programs, assessing industry competitiveness, and building capacity of small scale enterprises and local economic development groups. Innovative systems thinker passionate about creating systemic change through market analysis and facilitation approaches. Lead technical proposal writer resulting in over $79 million dollars in new business. Extensive project management experience, including USAID COP (Team Leader equivalent) and DCOP experience. Designed and managed the implementation of numerous economic growth and agricultural development initiatives in Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Jamaica, Liberia, Macedonia, Niger, Paraguay, Russia, Serbia, Sri Lanka, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.