Our Executive Leadership Team ensures that DAI’s passion for development is delivered with the discipline of a business. Embracing the rigors of the market-place—competition and innovation—they set the standards for a company dedicated to delivering both development results and development value. The Executive Leadership Team reports to DAI's Board of Directors.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Jim has worked at the forefront of economic development issues for more than 30 years in more than 30 countries.
Senior Vice President, Strategy and Marketing Group
Jean leads the firm’s work on strategy, market analysis, external relations, and communications.
Chief Financial Officer
Michael Jakobowski has more than 20 years of management and consulting experience, including in strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, business process integration, and 11 years in public accounting with Price Waterhouse, Coopers & Lybrand, and Johnson Lambert.
Senior Vice President, International
Julian manages DAI’s international operations and oversees efforts to leverage DAI’s expertise and competencies across its international network.
Elizabeth “Betsy” Marcotte
Senior Vice President, U.S. Government Business Unit
Betsy leads the development, marketing, and delivery of DAI’s technical solutions for the U.S. government services market.
Vice President, International Operations
Doug oversees the company’s international offices in London, Palestine, Jordan, Islamabad, Mexico City, and Johannesburg, ensuring effective coordination with DAI technical sectors and support departments.
Zan leads DAI’s Delivery unit, which is implementing projects across Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia.
Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis
Kent currently oversees all financial functions and departments, including accounting, payroll, internal audit, and financial planning and analysis.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Laura’s career spans 25 years in human resources management for both nonprofit and for-profit organizations.
Helle is DAI’s principal legal advisor, responsible for managing all of the firm’s legal affairs.
Vice President, Solutions
Jim specializes in private sector development, economic growth, competitiveness, and governance. He has worked at the highest levels of government with cabinet-level officials and business leaders to develop innovative institutional reform strategies in each country.