I do turnarounds such as the ICDI – Water for Good turnaround.
I created and then implemented strategies that rebranded, retooled, streamlined and provided proper management structures to go from $1.7 million to $5+ million in 3 years, turning around a faltering and distracted organization working on multiple programs with poor contract implementation to being the largest and most credible water sustainability organization in the country. I created new mission, vision and goals, rebranded and led alignment of CEO with full staff and board buy-in with visibility on a global stage, closed all programs except those related to water, spun off drilling into a locally owned and operated business.
I played several roles during this turnaround including:
Chief Executive Officer, 2014 – 2019
Chief Operations Officer, 2011 – 2014
Senior Consultant, Development & Fundraising, 2010 – 2011
Among a long list of responsibilities, my leadership was called upon to:
•Ensure on-time delivery of roughly USD$ 3 Million worth of water projects annually, including over 1800 wells under regular contract maintenance in Africa
•Manage all Africa operations and 50+ international staff; Provide global visionary leadership, interfacing with philanthropic and corporate partners; Direct strategic planning for Executive Teams & Board
•Build structure, teams and implementation of development & fundraising program; Lead strategic restructuring, re-branding, and next-level expansion initiatives; Work with government ministries and global agencies in Africa including UNICEF, USAID, World Bank, etc.