Todd Thompson has over twenty years of combined experience in project management, private-sector development, trade facilitation and policy issues, access to finance, agriculture, agribusiness development, cooperative development, WASH, nutrition, utilization of Care Groups, and climate-smart agriculture.
He is an innovative manager with 14 years of directly managing projects as a Chief of Party/Team Leader or providing oversight to multiple projects as a Regional Director or a USAID Agriculture Development Officer. Todd is administratively strong in the areas of financial management/budgeting, operations, human resources, organizational representation, sub-grantee/contract management, measurement and evaluation, and new business development. His experience working with the private sector in agribusiness and cooperative development prior to becoming involved in international development gives him a unique blend of having experience in development and the private sector. Also, he is a leader in the technical areas of value-chain development, trade facilitation and policy, agribusiness and cooperative development along with food security and climate-smart agriculture. Todd always looks for impactful delivery of projects he manages and when not occurring, makes changes in field activities to maximize results. He is an excellent networker and a strong collaborator with all involved from the beneficiaries, through the partners, government entities up to the donor. His management style promotes a coaching/mentoring role.
private sector development
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