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Mae Podesta

Entrepreneur • Advisor Washington D.C. Metro Area, US

Engagement Manager, McKinsey. Previously MBA Intern - Sustainability, Walmart, Regional Director West and Central Africa, Clinton Foundation

Engagement Manager, McKinsey. Previously MBA Intern - Sustainability, Walmart, Regional Director West and Central Africa, Clinton Foundation

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Growth
  • Operations
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Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Growth
  • • Operations

Involved In

Advisor

McKinsey & Company

Positions

Engagement Manager McKinsey & Company September 2011 - present
Senior Director of Corporate Strategy Optoro October 2015 - present
MBA Leadership Intern - Sustainability Walmart May 2010 - August 2010
Regional Director - West & Central Africa Clinton Foundation August 2008 - August 2009
Country Director, Liberia Clinton Foundation September 2004 - August 2008
Project Analyst ML Strategies, LLC 2002 - 2004

Education

Columbia Business School 2009 - 2011
Wellesley College Economics and International Relations 1998 - 2002

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Data Science
  • • Biomedical Engineering
  • • Other Engineering
  • • Product
  • • Engineering
Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Education
  • • Green
  • • Healthcare
  • • Mobile
  • • Social Impact
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Higher Education
  • • Fitness
  • • Wellness
  • • Medical Devices

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Non-profit • Emerging Markets • Management consulting • Strategy

Key Accomplishments

I am a strategy and operations professional and experienced leader in scaling high growth enterprises, including launching operations in Liberia, Ethiopia and Lesotho and overseeing operations across West Africa ($24M P&L) for the Clinton Foundation Health Access Initiative.

My primary expertise is in pharmaceutical and medical device, global health, and consumer industries in the US and emerging markets. Extensive experience developing growth strategies for new markets and customer segments, as well as operational plans to achieve targets, reduce complexity, and improve overall effectiveness.

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Jordan Bar Am
They're my mentor  •  VP, Sales and Business Development, DipJar. Previously Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Company. Harvard Business School grad. Harvard grad.
Mae is tough, brilliant, and highly determined. She doesn't give a shit what other people think.
Inder Singh
We worked together  •  Founder & CEO, Kinsa. Previously Executive Vice President, Clinton Health Access Initiative. University of Michigan grad.
Mae has great experience across team building, operations and strategy. She's smart and connected.
Inder Singh
We worked together  •  Founder & CEO, Kinsa. Previously Executive Vice President, Clinton Health Access Initiative. University of Michigan grad.
Mae has great background across operations, strategy and management. She's smart and resourceful.