Marissa Dean

"My deeply-rooted belief is that individuals are capable of driving transformational change. What I really love about my work is that it applies a business strategy mindset to development. I’m most effective thinking at systems level, including understanding ecosystem interactions, developing frameworks, and providing analytics. I enjoy uncovering the nuance and the “black swans” from data and interviews."

With over 22 years of experience in the digital technology sector, Marissa is a Senior Director at Caribou Digital. She leads the Strategy and Digital Transformation consulting practice, where she helps development capital clients develop investment strategies, build insights, and share knowledge. Marissa has a strong background in research, strategy, and implementation, having previously worked at firms such as Accenture and the GSMA. She holds a degree in Chemistry and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley. She is passionate about leveraging the power of technology to improve economic inclusion and is a frequent speaker and author on digital platforms and embedded financial services. She is also an advocate for women in technology, an ultra-marathon runner, and a mom of two girls.

Email them at: marissa@cariboudigital.net

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