Debra has spent her career building, scaling, and managing operations in start-up organizations. Currently, Debra works with early-stage companies and entrepreneurs to hone in on their brand message, develop their pitch, and apply their desired first impression to their customers, new employees, investors, and/or partners. In 2014 Debra worked with Dennis to establish IDEA4Africa as a 501(c)(3) organization, and served as the organizations initial Executive Director.
She recruited the board of directors, developed the governance systems, and connections on the ground in Rwanda and has been a tireless advocate for an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Africa. As a Babson MBA graduate and Binghamton University undergraduate, Debra understands how to motivate people to seek opportunities that align with their beliefs and drive value for others.