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Thomas R. Ward

Experienced Financial Economist, skilled in corporate strategy, risk, and project management. A trusted advisor and mentor, who can design, communicate, and drive sound business results in improving managerial and project management effectiveness and an efficiency. Tactfully balances business solutions through risks, systematic data to best derive a strategic vision and implementation
baseline for solid system implementation, change and facilitation of issues and resolutions. An innovative resource with connectivity of experiences across organizations in better utilization of funds and Private Public Partnership (P3s) structures.

Active Top Secret clearance– OMB, USAID/STATE, DOD, DHS, DOJ/FBT; and State Department’s OSAC – Analytics and Briefings
(2014 – 2019)


AI / Innovation / Crypto Financial Economics Strategy / Vision Education Knowledge to Know-How
Business Analytics Data Management Healthcare / Mentoring Private-Public Partnerships
System Assessment
Client Relationships

Risk Management Anti-
Corruption / Compliance

Talent Management
Infrastructure / P3s / Energy

Project / Portfolio Management
Business Development

Commercial / Financial Services – BNY Mellon, FDIC; USG — USAID, OPIC/DFC, MCC, EXIM, OMB, TRE, DoD – Navy’s

Nav8 and Bio Terrorism Task Force; DHS – Infrastructure Security Compliance Division, Policy Division, and Customs & Border

Protection; International Financial / Development community — World Bank Group, IMF, IADB, UN-FAO, Global Fund; UFO,

USGLC’s annual State Leadership on Capitol Hill



London School of Economics, UK
Masters of Science: Economics; Political Economy of Transitions / International Business (minor)

University of St. Thomas, MN
Bachelor of Science: Business Economics & Ethics / Bachelor of Science: Political Science

Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS.org)
Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, 2003
Project Management Institute (PMI.org) – a PMIwDC.org Tech Committee member, PMP trainer, lecturer/speaker
Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), 2008 (current)
Technology Business Management (tbmcouncil.org) Certified (2019 current)

Region/Country Experience: Africa: Barbados, Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, and Uganda; LAC – Brazil, Columbia, Ecuador, Haiti, and Honduras; MENA: Afghanistan, Libya, Saudi Arabia, and UAE; ECA – Bulgaria, Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Romania, and Russia; UK/EU, Asia: Australia, China; and America: Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, and United States

Sectors of Experience: Agriculture, Anti-Corruption/AML-CFT, Education, Finance, Health Care, Infrastructure, Labs of Innovation and Finance, Energy, Water, WomenInDevelopment, Transformation, Fragile States.

Mentor – a lead builder of World Bank’s and Deloitte’s mentoring programs; USAID and Ivy Exec mentor

Publications: MSc Thesis – “Constraints of the Agriculture Sector to a Successful Transition of Central Europe”; “Trade and Capital Inflows to Sub-Saharan Africa: An Implication for Domestic Economy and Governance”; “Lessons Learned from Failure” pointers and historical analysis; “Security: Effective Prevention”; Op/Eds – Business Ethics and Community Responsibilities; Lead Transform trainer, and originator / trainer of mentoring series built on PMP and other methodologies – “Consultancy 101 – Your tools to Succeed”, “Efficient and Effective Transformation of Business Environment and Risks through Collaboration”, “Lessons for Your Successful ERP/CRM Integration”, “9 dots for Strategy of Vision for Growth and 6 Ss for Success”, “Business Analytics / Intelligence – Data Quality and Tools”, and a recent Yale lecture on “Managing through the Gray” based on CAMS and PMP methodologies