Over 25 years progressive experience (across 5 continents) in technology, finance, operations and poverty elimination. Serial entrepreneur focused on applying technology and supply chains to improve bottom-line and impact. Currently focused on bringing true for-profit business models and banking access to extreme poverty zones across Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. Working on patented blockchain application (mobile app delivery) enabling financial inclusion and secured identity - impacting reduction of poverty and reduction of conflict.
Founder / Investor / CEO - BanQu - US / Africa Founder / Investor / CEO - Asili - Eastern DRC Founder / CEO - Forward Hindsight - US / India Founder / CEO - Koozala - US / India President - Fourth Generation - US SaaS Evangelist - RSM - LatAm / US Sr. Director - United Health Group - US
Major Accolades • August 2014: Change Maker Award Winner (ARC) – Coding Schools for Refugees • September 2013: Selected by Clinton Global Initiative -- DRC Action Committee • January 2010: Delivered 48 tons of life saving supplies for Haiti Earthquake Victims • May 2010, 2011, 2012: NetSuite Partner of Year Award (net new $10MM licenses) • June 2009: Minority Business Owner Award winner in the Twin Cities • March 2009: World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leader Fellowship • August 2007: US-China Relations Committee, Young Leader Fellowship • May 2007: Authored leading business book “Sustainable Disruption” • June 2006: Finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award • May 2004: Top 40 under 40 business executives in the Twin Cities
BS – Systems Analysis – Bombay University MBA – Finance and Marketing – University of Minnesota Carlson School Harvard Kennedy School – Executive Education (Young Global Leader)– Global Leadership and Public Policy