"A moment's insight is sometimes worth a lifetime's experience."

    - Oliver Wendell Holmes

What makes a really good consultant? A willingness to challenge the status quo, a proactive approach to identifying and solving challenges before they become crises, and an uncompromising commitment to excellence in client service. What makes a great consultant? The ability to innovate to deliver outsized results for our clients.


Mark Belcher, Director

Mark is a Director and Co-Founder of the Center for Innovation in Social Entrepreneurship (CISE). In this role, he focuses on building strategic alliances, developing intellectual capital, and leading marketing and business development activities. Previously, from 1989 to 2010, Mark led the growth and diversification of Booz Allen Hamilton’s International Development and Diplomacy practice. In this role, he led the development of innovative applications of advanced technologies to the address complex challenges of economic and social development - work that he continues to advance at CISE. Read More

Anne Marie Thurber, Director 

Anne Marie Thurber has 25 years of experience in international business and finance. During this period, she has helped facilitate large-scale, complex cross-border investment in more than 50 emerging market countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. She has held senior positions at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the World Bank Group’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and at manufacturing and global financial services companies. In her role as Director and Co-Founder of CISE, she focuses on institutional development, regulatory compliance, and risk management. Read More