David Parker joined the foundation in 2009 and currently leads the Water, Sanitation & Hygiene team’s strategy, planning, and business operations and as well as its gender-focused work. Previously, he served as the senior portfolio officer on the Financial Services for the Poor team, where he was responsible for overall business operations and annual planning as well as advancing efforts related to measurement, learning, and strategy development.
David’s first role at the foundation was on the K-12 Education team in the U.S. Program. His roles included formulating strategies for geographic scaling and charter school growth, developing grants to increase the use of data-driven decision-making in the field, and serving on the Measures of Effective Teaching research project team.
Earlier, David spent 16 years at Microsoft in increasingly senior positions in global finance, operations, and sales and marketing. He has a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
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