Our Team

We hire and train world class analysts, facilitators, and problem solvers that are adept at navigating cross-cultural and cross-sector relationships.

SSG is comprised of frontier market, impact investment, and global development professionals. Collectively we speak over 25 languages, with experience in over 60 countries.

Our team has experience in sectors as diverse as renewable energy, agriculture, and civil society. We come from a range of institutions, including multi-national corporations, NGOs, and development organizations, but we all share a passion for working towards a prosperous world of thriving markets, healthy ecosystems, and safe communities.

Leadership Team

Nazgul Abdrazakova
President
Steve Schmida
Managing Director
Carrie Conway
Director of Secure Communities & Human Capital
Tom Buck
Director of Natural Capital
Lawrence Ang
Director of Asia
Brett Johnson
Director of Inclusive Markets
Darren Miao
Director of Impact Investing
Olya Jerard
Director of Project Operations
James Bernard
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Elisabeth Harris
Director of Human Resources
Julia Bunting
Director of Strategy & Innovation
Kathryn Towle
Controller