Volunteering to assist recently unemployed workers to start new businesses.
Living and working in Zimbabwe on SME finance in the early 90s.
Starting, growing, and exiting from two consulting firms in Africa.
Mentoring and maintaining relationships with dozens of inspiring professionals.
Witnessing democratic transitions in South Africa (1994) and Kenya (2003).
Master of Arts with Honors in International Finance, Development Economics, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Law and Social Change, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
Bachelor of Arts with Honors in International Relations, Brown University
Pursuing a life of balance and purpose has guided my professional and personal directions. Crafting solutions for banks to better serve SMEs, guiding a non-profit to sustainably enrich the lives of adolescent girls in Africa, or helping my daughter conquer her math homework all call upon and take inspiration from these fundamental principles.
Roland V. Pearson, Jr.
Title: Managing Director, Capacity Solutions and Practice Director, Inclusive Finance