Charmaine Ess Kyle

charmaine head shotCharmaine brings 20 years of international non-profit and for-profit experience, working with top tier organizations such as Goldman Sachs, Deloitte, Microsoft, Habitat for Humanity, Conservation International, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Stupski Foundation.

As Co-Founder of Partners in Scale, some of Charmaine’s projects/clients to date include: conducting a six-month assessment and strategy study for Deloitte to optimize retention, career progression and empowerment of their female staff; providing strategic advice on how best to optimize Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village international volunteering program across 90 countries (in terms of staff, organizational structure, and programmatic focus); and launching new-country expansion strategies in Asia, Africa and Latin America for clients such as the Pangaea Global Aids Foundation, Room to Read, and Ecology Project International.

In addition to her consulting and facilitation practice, Charmaine’s positions have included: Vice President of the Stupski Foundation (where she was in charge of a $70 million dollar portfolio addressing food insecurity in the Bay Area); Chief of Strategy at Room to Read (where she was in charge of leading strategic planning and operational and programmatic expansion into new countries and regions); Senior Program Officer at the Moore Foundation (where she managed a 1 billion dollar conservation grant to Latin America).  Charmaine has also held positions at Odwalla (where she lead their post-e.coli assessment team); Financial Services Volunteer Corps (where she established/managed FSVC’s Moscow office and delivery of programs to the Russian Central Bank and Parliament); and Goldman Sachs (where she was part of a three-person Russia advisory team).

Charmaine has worked in Denmark, France, U.K., Croatia, Russia, and Chile.  She speaks five languages, has an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BA in Political Science from Dartmouth (graduating Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and Presidential Scholar).

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