is passionate about microfinance and other business solutions that are improving the lives of the poor.
He was hired by Whole Planet Foundation in March 2006 as the Field Program Manager to support the creation of new microfinance institutions in Guatemala and Costa Rica in partnership with Grameen Trust.
Only months prior to beginning with the Foundation, Steve
had completed his
two years of service in the Peace Corps
working with rural Guatemalan farmers implementing business solutions in an effort to improve their livelihoods.
international development experience coupled with his
previous work in business development in the technology industry help Steve
to bridge between people struggling to make ends meet and leaders looking to understand the challenges of the poor.
Now as the Global Program Director, Steve is responsible for overseeing and expanding Whole Planet Foundation's portfolio of microfinance projects around the world.
Steve is proud to be a 2008 Whole Foods Market Global All-Star, an avid rugby player, and a fluent Spanish speaker.